Following almost a week of extremely high temperatures, catastrophic bushfires and very welcome overnight rain (which helped considerably the efforts of our heroic firefighters to quell the fire), I decided to "top up my inner tank" with a drive away from suburbia with a dear friend.
This "guard of honour" of Agapanthus led us to the charmingly named Udder Delights café in Hahndorf, which specialises in cheese and cheese flavoured dishes, where we paused for lunch . .
. . . of course a cappuccino went down well too!
How about this red hot Porsche, adding a splash of colour to the street?
. . and one of many sunflowers showing it's cheerful face
A freshly cut Zinnia decorating a local store's interior display
. . . and some beautiful, intricately hand crafted pieces
. . . and finally, on our way home, a glimpse of the scorched ground on the edge of the bushfire area. Roads through the worst-affected areas were still closed due to the danger of falling trees.
Continuing prayers for those who've lost homes, belongings, pets and still trying to cope with the overall trauma. Admiration for the hundreds of volunteers in many capacities who assisted and those who continue to do so in the aftermath of this tragedy.
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