Thanks to this -
|Tropical Cyclone Marcia|
We were lucky where I live, a lot of rain but well away from the destructive effects of the cyclone.
Here are a couple of shots of how my back yard went from a trickling creek to a lake in a few hours. If you click on the pics you'll get a larger view!
|The stream just starting to form at the back of our place|
|The stream swells into a lake engulfing the bottom half of our yard|
|Girl child taking the dog down for a frolick in the water.|
But, destructive weather patterns aside, there's nothing I love more than a rainy night.
Or day. Particularly if its a weekend and you can just lie in bed with a book and read all day :-) May I perhaps, suggest these two? :-)
Ask Me Nicely (Sal's story) is out next Monday. But if you'd like a little glimpse of Sal prior to reading it, then grab a copy of No More Mr Nice Guy too!
How do you pass a rainy day/night?
I feel for all of the people who were caught up in this cyclone I too love a rainy day as well and it has been drizzling rain here in Sydney as well but unfortunately so very humid with it we need a good southerly buster to get rid of the humidity :-) :-)
Oh Helen, I spent the weekend in Mackay - that was so humid I wanted to wilt the second it hit me so I hear you!ReplyDelete
Glad you survived the storm okay. Thrilled your friends and family are okay. Can imagine that clean up will not be much fun!ReplyDelete
We had lots of wind and rain and now have a lake next to our house, but otherwise all good. Still raining! Can't wait to see that sun again.
Fingers closed the rain goes inland to all the drought areas and you get some sunshine,Jen!Delete
I'm glad to hear you're all ok! You guys get some crazy weather up there. Hopefully the clean up isn't too bad.ReplyDelete
If it makes you feel any better it's -20 here (-32 with windchill) and we've been advised not to expose any areas of skin to the elements for longer than 10 min. Eeep! I'll be staying inside thank you very much!
Lol Stefanie! They advise to stay indoors during cyclones too so looks like there'll be plenty if Vit D deficiencies on the horizon 😄ReplyDelete
PS -30 is just plain nuts!Delete
Even in the rain your backyard is beautiful.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you didn't experience the worst of the cyclone. I feel bad for those people who still have to clean up after it.
HI Claire, yes, it is very beautiful here in our neck of the woods! :-)Delete
Amy, I do love a rainy night (and day) -- nothing better than hunkering down with a good book or a movie you've really been looking forward to watch. But, uh...perhaps not quite as rainy as you've been getting. Sending best wishes to your family. I hope the clean up isn't too horrendous.ReplyDelete
Watching movies on a rainy day/night is also a fab way to pass the time :-)
Amy, that's a load of water. I love rainy nights too, but not deluges. Funny really (nice funny) because we've got a water shortage here, The drinkable water trucks are coming in regularly. Thankfully our supply is A-OK.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you and yours weren't hit too hard. a;; the best with drying out.
Yes, we were in drought not that long ago ourselves!Delete
Amy, I'm so glad you didn't get flooded!ReplyDelete
As for spending rainy days - usually I find myself working but recently I had a wonderful couple of hours on a wet Sunday with family enjoying a movie marathon. The stories were even better than I remembered and the company was great, plus the fact I was skiving off in the middle of the day!
Oh, that sounds fab, Annie!Delete
Amy, I love a nice rainy day. Though the last big storm we had here was just a little more than fun and I ended having to mop up wet carpet after our area was hit by a super-cell a couple of weeks ago! Makes me feel for the people who've been hit by Cyclone Marcia.ReplyDelete
But a there's nothing nicer than curling up with a good book on a day where the rain is gentle and makes it cosy indoors!