Sadly not in my back garden lol
It’s Summer up in the Northern Hemisphere
and from I see and hear its been a scorching hot one
Looking around blogosphere recently
I noticed some bloggers trying to cool off
by showing snowy photos
in posts they called Winter in July  
Well I have to tell you that it is Winter here in Australia
And here in Victoria we are experiencing a Winter
the same as the ones we had years ago
Very Cold and Very Wet  
So as I’m getting fed up with coats and hats
and gloves and scarves
and long trousers and woollen sweaters
and umbrellas
Heres my version of trying to warm up visually
incorporated with a recent theme
Do any of you remember where I was this time last year?
I most certainly do lol
To escape from Melbourne’s cold Winter weather
we took ourselves off to the Sunshine State
Staying in Bowen, Far North Tropical Queensland
for a couple of glorious months
we enjoyed as much of the lovely warm Winter sunshine
as we could.
Bowen is on the east coast of Queensland
right at the top of the area called the Whitsundays
So with blue skies – dry warm days – sunny skies 
I was in heaven
I was having my Summer in July lol
Trying to find photos
for a warm me up by thinking of Summer in July post
I came across these.
Benches in the Sunshine
The ocean was only a few minutes walk from our cabin
and this is where I saw this bench
Perfect for sitting on and watching the ocean
Don’t forget to click and enlarge the photos
Dh preferred to stand lol
I found the next one in Bowen itself
One side of Herbert Street is higher than the other
and there are several of these fabulous covered crossings 
all the way down the street
Covered in Bougainvillea
they are perfect for sitting in/on – resting awhile in the shade
or waiting for the rain to ease
Rain you say – what rain?
Well up there in that paradise they have a wet season
when the rain comes down in bucket loads
This happens in our Summer not in the Winter
so this little town swells in population 
during the dry warmish Winter months 
I spoke about these covered crossings  
in a previous Todays Flowers  post
Now to finish off here is another bench of sorts
In the sun like the others
Simple to look at – simple in nature
It has just one purpose 
To allow you to sit and have some quiet time
just looking at the ocean
This delightful one was at Montes Reef Resort
an hour and a half away from Bowen
I wrote about Montes  
Oh yes I know its now August
but I did think about this post in July
and it’s still Winter and it’s still cold
and it’s still wet lol
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