Thursday, November 20, 2008

Serious Weather
Brisbane has been in the line of fire for some serious weather this week. Sunday night saw a storm front with devastating winds. Some suburbs suffered considerable damage. Homes and sadly lives were lost. Then last night (Wednesday) another storm front moved through, bringing flash flooding and more loss. Our little hobbit hole, tucked snugly in its hollow, was spared the worst of the storms. In fact we blissfully slept last night, unaware of all the strife in other parts of the city.
Tonight a third front swept through, and although much more brief, it was a big excitement for our kids, as we received hail, and plenty of it. These photos were taken after the storm. I was thrilled by them, having never taken good storm photos before.

Christopher and I stood outside with the tripod, in ankle deep ice water, to get these shots.

It turns out that our yard is the local drainage, and the water is pouring through around the house.

We were supposed to be at the final choir rehearsal of the year, but the storm was looming, and, suspecting that it would be a doozy, I elected to stay home. I am glad I did. It was scary enough at home, let alone being out in a car. I will call the choir organisers tomorrow to see if we can have Christoper's exam results, which would have been distributed tonight, mailed to us. I doubt many kids showed up at all.

We won't know the full extent of the damage until tomorrow morning, but the glass in the car held up, we still have a roof, and the rest we can cope with. I doubt there will be many tomatoes left on the vines, though.


Velda said...

As much as the storm is scary those are WICKED AWESOME photos Emma! I'm very impressed!

mom2manyblessings said...

Wow, those are some cool pictures you were able to get. Looks like one heck of a storm.

Patty said...

what nasty weather, reminds me of the kind we have here in Texas in spring.

Megan said...

WONDERFUL photos! I've never been able to catch lightning with my camera.

Sasha @ Cherished Moments said...

Glad you're not "the House that Sailed Away"! Great photos - and I love love love the Christmas stitching you've been doing. I cheated and bought a patchwork Advent calendar from the Port Douglas market this year... the one I had planned in my head just wasn't going to happen this decade!

Kristin said...

Wow...amazing pics of a scary storm.