Monday, 10 January 2011

Come again another day

It's my fault, I know.  I should have known better than to put up a bright, sunny banner for Summer.  Perhaps it's not too late to change it:

We drove through this water over the main highway a couple of days ago on our way home from Sydney.  A little further on we crawled gingerly through Cunningham's Gap, an "interesting" drive at the best of times with its precariously steep drops on one side and sheer dirt and rock cliffs rising above you on the other. Add to this one section of the road half-closed due to partial road collapse.  We diverted our gaze to the other side and tried not to scream, only to be confronted with a huge waterfall cascading down the cliff, threatening to take out the remaining bits of road.  We looked back at the partial road collapse. I was too stunned to even think of taking a photo.

Thankfully we arrived home safely and our hearts go out to all those poor folk throughout Queensland who have been devastated by the enormity of the flood waters.  It's hard to believe that this time last year we were in the grip of a drought.

The local bird life is providing us with our own personal weather forecast.

Two days ago

One day ago

Today ... oo-er!

Where's Alfred Hitchcock when you need him?

Spare a thought for the thousands of flood victims who are in dire need of our help.  Members of BrisStyle will be launching an appeal through their Etsy shops over the next few days.  Please stay tuned for details - every little helps.


Mannick...91 said...

I have just seen on TV in France, the rains that bring about devastating everything in their way, it's amazing and I think those poor people who lose everything.
Here too, there are overflowing rivers, houses flooded but not as important as yours.
Thoughts for you. Annick

popple said...

Hi my name is Emma and I thought I would let some of the lovely blogs that I follow know what I am doing for the QLD flood relief fund. I have designed a special t-shirt to raise money. Please stop by and have a look and spread the word Thanks.