If you are wondering what early morning skies look like before a heat wave, here is an example.
These are yesterday morning's skies before the temperature soared to 43 degrees centigrade on my peninsula.
The patch of water you see on the verandah is all that's left of the night storm after another scorching day.
(Today's morning pre-heat wave skies are on my Greyscale HERE)
before the heat wave
feathered cloud beauty
brushed with warning
The above photo is the "water bomber" passing over my home headed for a nearby fire.
This is how our heat wave began last Tuesday.
The fire was at Heronswood - an old 1842 homestead + thatched roof cafe.
The homestead was saved but the cafe was guttered.
Photo of the cafe on fire is HERE
Photo of fire - when freeway near my home had to be closed - is HERE.