Tuesday, 20 January 2009

HOT, HOT, HOT

IT HAS BEEN HOT

Here on the Mornington Peninsula we are having a week of temperatures between 29 C ( 84F) to 39 C (104F). It is actually 39 C at my home now!!! Way too hot for me.
Yesterday in the late afternoon Max and I went to Seawinds Gardens at Arthurs Seat. There was such a lovely cool breeze. Such a pretty spot to go for a walk and then have a picnic dinner. We also went there last Tuesday for a picnic dinner.
These first two photos show you the lovely view we had.

There are some lovely sculptures
created by William Ricketts.
Click here to learn more about his works and where you can see them.





Such fabulous detail


Beautiful faces





Such a fabulous place for a visit.
Why don't some of you Aussie girls come
Just let me know you are heading our way and we can meet up for a coffee/tea.









37 comments:

Connie said...

That's pretty danged hot, chick!! 104°......wow. It get that hot here in the deserts of Idaho but not too bad with no humidity. I love the cold better though, honey......
Smooches,
Connie

Gail McCormack said...

I just went out and bought an Air Conditioner - ahhh bliss!

I love Seawinds Alison, it's nice you and Max are having some time together

Take care - you never know we might get to catch up sometime!

Lori said...

those sculptures are amazing...i am cold, cold, cold!!! and buried under about two feet of snow...

The Pink Poodle said...

Oh gee Alison...I didnt realise these beautiful sculptures were down your way..just across THE BAY from me!! (i shall show them to hubby and see if he knows about them..as he seems to know everything else!!!)) cough cough!!

it reached 40 degrees in old willi town today..BUT I quite like it..just glad i am NOT playing tennis in this heat..
ps..I only like it cos I have air con!!

xx andrea

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Way too hot! Interesting carvings. Hope your temp comes down a bit.

bluemuf said...

Alison, What a lovely place for a picnic.

Karen

Kerryanne English said...

It sure has been warm this week Alison. Doesn't it always get hot just as the kids are going back to school? The view from Arthur's Seat is lovely. I haven't been there for years. I think it is about time I took my kids up there.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Sugar Bear said...

I'm going to close my eyes and imagine I'm there - I much prefer the heat over the cold winter!
Karla

Angela Louise said...

Wow Alison, what incredible sculptures. It has also been hot here too but only in the early 30s and there has been no rain for ages. I am happy to say though that it is gently raining as I write this. I hope it gets heavier this evening. How is your Dad going? Did the trip go alright. Thinking of you all, Angela.

Deb said...

Amazing sculptures Alison. Your temps are 29 C and ours have been minus 29C with the wind chill :-)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Alison! It is hot here in TX too! Weird weather for us in January, though!

What a pretty setting for a romantic picnic!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Meredith Teagarden said...

Oh gosh, how I wish I could join you all in the sun!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Those sculptures are amazing!
:)
~Becca~

Pearl Maple said...

Alsion you have been posting some beautiful photos of the region on your blog lately. Hope you get some cool bay breezes soon.

VIC is such a wonderful region, will be sure to drop you a line next time we get down there again.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Ohhh that is hot! Here I am wishing for summer but I don't like it that hot! Hopefully it will cool down soon for you!

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Alison know what you mean about the heat, it is soooooo hot & muggy up here I just want summer to end & we have not had our hottest month yet!! How beautiful are your photos just the spot for a picnic I think. Boy is that William Ricketts a very talented man, love his sculptures. Oh & I will take you up on the coffee if I ever get down your way.

Lyn xxx

Jen r. said...

I am jealous of your heat!!!! Those sculptures are amazing!

KayEllen said...

OH Alison,

I would love to come visit Australia...really an amazing place you live in!!!
Beautiful seaside and sculptures you shared...

Happy New Year!

Smiles,
KayEllen

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am completely loving those sculptures, the detail is incredible.

By the way, I'm a huge Tori Amos fan and love her rendition of "Summertime", heard first here on your blog.

oxox
Jennifer

The Rose Room said...

Hi Alison, hot here too, loving it if I am near water to cool off! How is your Dad doing? I am part of the One World-One Heart international blog giveaway so do come and visit! Rachaelxo

Shabbyfufu said...

It's always hot here in Miami where I live Alison, although we have been having a beautiful winter.

ginny said...

It is 15F here in Ohio! Brrr.
The sculptures are really wonderful. Someday I would like to visit your area.

nel said...

hasn't it been scorching!!! It was 42 at my place on Saturday, way too hot for me too!

Love the Mornington Peninsula, a beautiful part of Australia. I haven't been there for a few years now but it's one of my favorite places. If I come again i'll let you know :)

Thanks for your comment on my blog, at this point I'm not sure if I'll be back but will still visit my friends when I can. Take care x

NeereAnDear said...

Hey sweet Alison... so good to hear from you...

Sitting on the sofa with a heating pad..... thought I would check my email and blog ... found your comment... I so appreciate the well wishes...

What a scorcher you are having there.... I rather like the cold as heat and I dont get along very well....

I love the photos of Seawinds Alison ... what a beautiful place to have family downtime with a picnic...

HUGS TO YOU
JO

Beth Quinn said...

hi alison !!! wonderful photographs ! those are amazing - I live in arizona so i can definitely sympathize with you and the heat - in the summer we get up to about 115 !! at least its not humid ! anyways, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog !
xo,
beth

our shabby cottage said...

Hi Alison - 41 here today and it's not nice at all. I do enjoy the summer but not this hot! Hope you are keeping cool? Thanks for popping by too! Kathryn. XX

Rosemary said...

Wow, very hot!!
It was so nice to hear from you.
I have more time now to start visiting the blogs again.
I have missed visiting you.
Thank you for your sweet comments.
Rosemary

Vintagebella ~ Andrea said...

I wish it was warm here! I am freezing! I can't wait for spring and summer.

faerie enchantment said...

Well over by me we are bracing for a major snow storm, I could use a warm breeze right now, LOL!
The views are gorgeous and so are those amazing sculptures!

Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

KarenHarveyCox said...

i"m not an Aussie girl, but I surely am one at heart. What a gorgeous place, and that sculpture is wonderful. If you feel hot this week, come on over. We are having more snow tomorrow and the wind chill should bring it down to feel minus. Brrrrrrrrrr. Maybe we should meet in between the map somewhere, both extremes are a bit uncomfortable.
Karen

lily-g said...

I'm struggling with the heat too, bring on winter!!

Catherine said...

Hi Alison. Thanks for visting my blog! I know you guys are suffering from this awful heat too...here's hoping it's all over soon! At least a picnic with a lovely view would help!

Carolyn said...

wow! that is hot-lovely pictures though.Here in Canada it has been really cold.
Carolyn

Sarah said...

Hi Alison,
I hope you are fairing well in the hot weather.
I love those sculptures, very interesting.
Sarah xxx

nicol sayre said...

Seems the seasons have gone all higgeldy-piggeldy here in CA too...
70 degrees in January!
Stay Cool! Best to you N

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Alison! I love seeing your summer pics in the middle of our winter. My feet are freezing right now, and I'm pining for some warmer weather!
-Karoline

catieann said...

it is cold here of course so the heat sounds inviting! What beautiful sculptures Alison!
catie