Hot and dry by the beach

While I was at the beach yesterday I took these photos. Plants are dry right now and many flowers are not looking their best after howling winds, humidity and low rain fall have done their damage.

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But Pelargoniums and Geraniums love the heat and provide a welcome splash of bright colour to mirror the heat and the light of the moment.

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12 thoughts on “Hot and dry by the beach

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      We have high fire risks and areas of drought in New Zealand right now. It is the persistent wind that dries out my garden in summer. And now this very hot period of weather means rain is desperately needed in the garden. The hose will have to suffice. I hope spring rains fall abundantly for you Judy.

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thank you. Christchurch has really had some heat this summer. It is hard to see your beloved plants suffer. This week is predicted to be hot here too and so far they have that right!

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thank you for the idea of a refreshing shower of rain. It has been very hot here today. I will post some photos of Plimmerton beach. It is one of my favourite beaches. I played and swum here as a child and now have lived a few kilometres away from it for over 20 years.

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  1. Juliet

    I’ve been photographing the dryness too while out at Te Henga. Looks like it’s going to stay that way for a while.

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