“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.” ~ Laura Gilpin
There’s a heatwave moving slowly across Australia this week.
That means you’ll find us near the water. River, ocean, swimming pool. Any and all of them.
All our birdbaths are full, and we’ve added extra saucers and bowls of water on the ground for all of the critters who will be affected too.
If you’re in affected part of Australia please remember to stay hydrated, to keep your pets cool and hydrated, and to check on elderly family members. Heat waves kill more people that storms and floods, and they do it silently.
“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
~ Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth