October 13, 2010

Still raining... raining... raining....

The last few day has seen us just about washed out by a torrential downpour here.  The BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) has advised of Severe Storms... yeah, the actually got it right for once.  We had over 4 inches in 12 hours, and it's been raining heavily on and off since Saturday.

Monday was the first day that I'd been able to get to the car, let alone get out... not that this didn't present troubles of it's own.  It's been so wet that the driveway is now boggy and the car slips and slides around - not for the faint of heart!  So to take advantage of my moment of freedom, or just being able to go outside, I took some photo from the jetty about 800m down the road from us.
looking towards Bribie Island

This has actually been great reading weather.  I've managed to plough through my Anne Bishop "Black Jewels" again, and indulged in some guilty pleasures like Archangel's Consort (#2 Guild Hunters) and one of my favourites, the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.  You just can't go past a good Alpha can you :P

Although, I have been distracted by the Commonwealth Games coverage on TV.... we're kickin butt! :D
Aussie!, Aussie!, Aussie!

But today, miracle of miracles, there is actually sunshine!  It may only last for half an hour, but I'm going to enjoy it while it's here.  I'll have to check out my roses after getting off the computer.  My ferns were just about flooded out of the greenhouse... I tipped out the large concrete dish twice and put my more fragile ferns up on bricks to keep their feet out of the cold water... hopefully they won't turn up their toes.  There are one or two of them that have actually sent up new fronds!


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