In the north it's the season for these lovely spreading shade trees. Vivid green and fiery red. Are they exotics? very likely.
Our hot weather is currently over the top. Have we shifted to another weather zone? Is this what summer is like far inland? In many other places this is usual. We usually have mild weather.
When the cool southerly episodes fail to eventuate, when night temperatures stay elevated, after two or three days the whole house structure warms up and defeats cooling efforts. We shade and close up the house during the day and open as much as possible after sunset and overnight.
Anyone for tennis? It must be time for the punishing Australian Open.