Tag Archives: Rain

Will this become a regular thing?

3 Feb

Ok, so I know  have some serious issues with my state of Queensland- you would too if you had to sleep with the fan on at night, when its almost Autumn. However, I do feel an attachment to her, and I love her- there… we have a bit of a love/hate relationship, but I said it anyway! I am the bigger person! Anyway, Queensland has been through quite a bit this year already… the awful Brisbane floods in January, which I blogged about more than once. I went into the city last Friday, and Its suprisingly good looking, but still there are hardly any people there and Southbank’s beach is a building site, which means you can’t see the river when your in Southbank, atleast not in the main bit. 

This month, just last night, theres been a huge Cyclone in Cairns ( where Ive never been, because frankly, Im not going to plan to go anywhere North, and hotter than here!). I dont know too much about the damage, I dont think anyone does yet, but I hope and pray its not too bad. Apparently it kind of dodged the more populated areas, which is good, but still awful for the people living in the affected areas.

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As is obvious in the picture, its HUGE! bigger than Tasmania!

I heard that it was 800 kilometres wide and was expected to have winds 295 kilometres per hour, apparently Hurricane Katrina had winds of 340 kph.

I hope everyone is ok, and that it doesnt take too long to recover.

I really hope March doesn’t hold another disaster.

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My Brisbane.

14 Jan

I love Brisbane. Its MY city. Its where my mother would take me during the days occasionally as a three year old. Its where Andrew and I went on the day he proposed. Its where we had our wedding night. We have spent countless days and nights there in our 21 years.

Its heartbreaking to see it as it is now.

This is in the CBD

Thisis where work gets their vegetables from.

That building is ‘royal on the park’, which is where I had my high school formal.

This is Southbank… This path is ages from the river, normally. Ive walked along there so many times.

The building with the dome on top is the Brisbane Marriott, where we had our wedding night. We walked alon a path in front of it the morning after, which is now not visible for the water.

photos from here.

My whole state is flooded.

12 Jan

75% of Queensland is flooded. The Brisbane river is so much wider than it was a week ago, when I last saw it.

The Brisbane river is supposed to peak at 4am tomorrow morning. The RSPCA at Fairfield has had to evacuate all of its animals. The Wivenhoe Dam was nearly 200% full, last I heard- which doesnt really make sense to me.

Pretty sure theres a walking path in front of that building, underneath all that water.

above photos from nova

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –The wide brown land for me!

-My Country by Dorothea Mckellar

1885-1968

We love rain around here.

30 Dec



Up the two terrace flights of stairs the rain ran wildly,

and beat at the great door,

like a swift messenger rousing those within…

-Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities.