Thursday, November 20, 2008

THE STORM LAST NIGHT




Coming back from the city last night in the rain and fog...had to deliver insulin to a local who was in the lockup on "Public Nuisance" charge..........Would have taken a photo of the personnel at the lockup but they may have locked me in there too as looked very stern...I thought better of it....

This photograph was taken last night lit by the sheet lightning at 2110 hours.....10 minutes past nine at night...The thunder and lightning went on and on for hours...flash flooding in some parts.....very wild...nature getting a little fierce....

The lockee...and would not have been able to bail him as the judge insisted he stay as the witnesses were fearful for their lives

8 Comments:

Blogger Artoholic said...

How scary does your photo look!
Hope the damage is minimal.

We had our first thunder since moving into this house. And blessed rain! No lightning that I could see, I think that was all up in the Tablelands. But what an echo from those mountains - bone shakingly loud thunder - just glorious!

You seem to know a lot of naughty boys Elizabeth....and yes they do add a bit of spice to a beige tinted world.

November 20, 2008 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Looks great to me! We never get rain. Well...hardly ever. And I love it.

November 20, 2008 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger mandy said...

Hi Lizzie....
I can`t believe the amount of damage that has happened up there in the "Sunshine" State....

What`s going on????

We had some rain the last couple of days...Tail end I think from all that nasty weather....

Stay safe.....

November 21, 2008 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Thank you for your thoughts Mandy.....This reminds me of the seasons when I first came to the Darling Downs...a little rain in August, relatively dry September, October and storms and hail in November....I do hope you people south of here manage some rain....Send her down Huey....We need the aquifers filled....as well as the dams....below here in the Brisbane Valley the dams are getting run off but the dams that supply Toowoomba are still frightfully low and Toowoomba is still on Level 5 restrictions.

Cheers,

Elizabeth

November 21, 2008 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Cindy,
I did not suffer any damage, minimal wind only the heartbeat raised a little with the continuous lightning...Your rain is on the way...I keep telling you you must keep your cool during November in the far North...Troppo season.....Mango madness etc etc....

Unfortunatly I have know too many naughty boys...This particular naughty boy was my neighbor and I am like his Aunty...His is a long story and am not a bleeding heart who condones unacceptable behaviour, which Michael's has been in the past but he has been trying...and I know his story which was very rugged but I believe whatever your circumstances you should have the steel in your backbone to overcome not use past hardships as an excuse. He has been doing pretty well in the past ten years but occasionally falls off the wagon but to his credit has not fallen off the abstinence from drugs and alcohol, which is a credit.

Hey what you talkin' (Grandson talk) I know your world is far from beige.

Cheers,

lizzie B.

November 21, 2008 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Lucy,

We have been rain starved for the past decade and lets hope this is the turning point....I am going to look up Arizona so I know a little more.....I have one more reptile photo to come he he...

Kind regards,

lizzie B.

November 21, 2008 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger diane said...

The rain is beautiful but a shame the storms are so furious. We have been so lucky compared to other suburbs. No damage here yet, except the mulch we layed has been moved around a bit.

November 22, 2008 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Yes Diane, the storms were in thin bands where they hit...Australian gum trees are not good to have near dwellings...nature must have intended them to lose limbs instead of dying...I believe the prolonged dry may have something to do with the trees falling over and damaging the homes. I have noticed in the bush if we experience some years of below average rainfall and then get wind and rain a lot of trees fall...the roots are closer to the surface I think...not a scientific fact but perhaps an observation or a coincidence....
Glad to hear you did not suffer major damage...

November 25, 2008 at 6:26 PM  

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