We have something in common this week: we survived the hottest day on record in Parkes! According to the Weatherzone website the temperature reached 45.9 degrees Celsius on Saturday. The previous highest temperature was in 2004 with 44.
And just to confuse our internal thermostats, Sunday night almost recorded the lowest temperature for February with 8.8 degrees Celsius – the lowest temperature was recorded in 1998 with 6 degrees Celsius.
There has been reports that similar conditions and hot temperatures were experienced in 1939. If anyone has a story from that period, please let us know.
We hope everybody took care to look after elderly neighbours and relatives, as well as animals during the heat. It is not yet over – we are getting close to 40 again today. So please stay vigilant, especially when work- ing with machinery that can spark a bush fire.
We start our new Bush Telegraph column on page 7 today for the communities of Trundle, Tullamore, Tottenham and Bogan Gate. Thank you to everyone who sent us contributions.
We hope you felt some love on Valentine’s Day. Take time this weekend to feel grateful for the love you have in your life and how it makes you feel truly alive.
I received a special gift from my garden on Valentine’s Day – a cactus (Echinopsis oxygona) that blooms only for one day, once a year!
Enjoy Issue 50! Maggi Barnard