When the river actually runs.

My part of the world was more than 100mm behind in the average yearly rainfall for 2014. We would have been further behind if it wasn’t for good falls in the last two weeks of December, those were the best Christmas present for every one.

We received more rain in one night this year, yes in less than three days, than was received anyone day of 2014 and I am slightly excited that the river actually has enough water in it to flow.

There is always one person who has to do the wrong thing in muddy, rushing water. Always.
There is always one person who has to do the wrong thing in muddy, rushing water. Always.

(c) JC 2015 IMG_6769 (c) JC 2015 IMG_6765

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After the rain.

Well it is nearly the end of another year and I must say 2014 has been a shocker for me so I will be pleased to see the last of it.

A new year is the symbol of  new starts so given the absolute horrid 11 and a half months that have just gone past I’m hoping to see the beauty after the storm that has been 2014 soon.

The rainbow after the storm.
The rainbow after the storm.

Another late entry: Weekly photo challenge: Split second. Gone in a flash.

We don’t get much rain around my part of the world at the moment and storms are even rarer. Thankfully this didn’t set anything alight on the hills near me although this storm rolled past and tornadoes were recorded on the coast side of the mountains. Tornadoes are even rarer than lightning storms in Australia.

 

We don't get much rain these days so lightning storms are even rarer.
We don’t get much rain these days so lightning storms are even rarer.

 

Better late than never. Weekly photo challenge: split second

 

It only takes a moment for planes to pass over and stormy weather made regular flights a little lower than usual.

The flying kangaroo comes in for a landing.
The flying kangaroo comes in for a landing.

Sunset storm

A storm rolls in at sunset
A storm rolls in at sunset

I have a wonderful new camera at last but when I duck out to quickly run around town for my kids I didn’t think to take it with me…then I see this. Thankfully I had my phone with me, quality isn’t as good but at least I captured it.

Nature at one of its truly beautiful moments.

Weekly photo Challenge: Changing seasons.

Hello. If I wasn’t already obsessed with the weather I got a reason to take more photos of it. Thank you Weekly Photo Challenge.

We are in our storm season here in NSW Australia and we are actually getting a bit, not too much, but a bit of rain. We had a rather nasty storm earlier this week however one has just gone through and I captured my first lightning shot on my beloved Kodak. I’m so impressed it can do it, especially now I’ve tossed away my fears of changing settings in its PASM mode.

I know there is a lot of you out there that have been there and done that but this is my first, and I hope to always to remember the moment my poor man’s camera captured it. I hope you like it.

 

In NSW Australia we are in storm season and for a change we are actually get a bit of rain.
In NSW Australia we are in storm season and for a change we are actually get a bit of rain.