Just jumping over from the Cooking Forum to see how you are doing in this awful heat wave in Australia. It was 125ÃÂ° in some parts of your country.
We miss you and your wonderful recipes.
Please take care.
Thank you so much for your concern. I rarely visit the Cooking forum these days, and only occasionally pop in to Herbs. I cannot cook for myself these days, and while I still have a few herbs in pots, I've transformed my garden by covering it in its entirety with concrete pavers! All because of continuing ill health.
I'm surviving the heat with the help of air-conditioning, but it has been very enervating. I'm lucky that I don't live further inland where temps have soared so much that they've had to increase the map codes!
Here is a link that might be useful: Australia heats up
Glad to hear you are all right. You certainly have "interesting" weather, and don't do things in a small way.
I'm sorry you can't cook or work in your garden any more, I remember how much you enjoy it. Take care and KEEP COOL.
Daisy, I'm very sorry to hear that you can no longer do the things you love. I always enjoyed your informative posts and, of course the wonderful recipes, so much. Take care and don't desert us entirely!
I'm always happy to share. If you want info or recipes, why not email me? I can't always guarantee to have what you want, but I will promise to reply.
Good to hear from you, Daisy. I noticed you were here only on rare occasions and hoped all was well. I wish you all the best with your health and for some cooler temperatures to head your way. Perhaps this photo of sunrise earlier this week will help. I did no photoshopping of the colors - the photo is this blue. It is a winter view from my place with the snow and colors giving it a cold and perhaps for yourself, refreshing look.
Greetings from me too, Daisy. I also wondered where you had got to. Look after yourself. Flora.
What a lovely picture, Fatamorgana! Definitely cooling!
What amazes me, Daisy, is the astonishing amount of information in your little head. Besides being a nice, generous lady with a wicked sense of humor, kind of "Daisy Duckworth's Herbal Compendium". I hope you have a little energy each day to do something that pleases you.
And Fata, what the heck were you doing up at that hour?!
Batya, *grin* - it wasn't that hard to be up. Sunrise on the morning the picture was taken was at 7:42 am and I think I snapped the picture around 7:15. We have a lot of darkness and lack of sun here at this time of the year. The day (sunrise to sunset) is currently only a little over 9 hours with most days being overcast and cloudy - no sun to be seen. It can get people pretty cranky and depressed.
So seeing a clear sky and sunrise like this was exceptional and especially beautiful.
I hope all is still well for you, Daisy. We just started winter here - snow last night and temps in the low 20's (F) tonight. It's always a little sad for me when the days get shorter, and here in the Pacific Northwest it stays cloudy and wet all winter whether we have snow or not. I just got my dahlia tubers put away in peat moss for the winter, and I'm ready to start working on next spring's garden in my cold frame. Stay well and let us know occasionally how your life is going - at least you're getting sunny and warm now!
So nice to be thought of, and not forgotten! I'm ploddin' along OK. I look in here from time to time, but I keep a low profile these days.
We've just been through another heatwave - hottest November on record. Thank goodness for air-conditioning! Summer started yesterday, so it should be a scorcher. I don't mind the heat - it's the sub-tropical humidity that knocks me out.
Greetings, Daisy. Good to hear from you again.
Weather has gotten crazy. You have the hottest November on record, Buffalo (a city only about 2 hours from where I live) got 7-8 feet of snow in a 2 day period in November. Buffalo and the rest of the region get snow pretty regularly in the winter season but not like this. It was crippling and some people died. But after all the snow, temperatures were warm enough in just a couple of days to melt the snow. Wild, wild, wild.
Good to hear from you, Daisy! Hope all is well!