As I mentioned yesterday, I'd be posting some posts that I wrote a while ago, and I've had a hectic day today, so I figured it would be the perfect time to post one such post. I went off to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens today for the North Moreton Qld Orchid Council Inc. Show, and also to have a look around the gardens.... when will I learn that I never have enough space on the camera to take all the photos I want... oh well, more about that tomorrow :) on with the old post.
|Courtesy of Ex-T.C. Oswald|
How are you today? If you're in the Northern Hemisphere then I hope that your spring has sprung, if not, then continue to enjoy the cool, and if you're in the Southern Hemisphere with me, then I hope you're enjoying Autumn as much as I am.
Well, after a bit of confusion on behalf of the weather recently I hope it has finally made up it's mind to become Autumn.
This year we've had odd weather, with only 2 big storms throughout the whole of summer, where it was normally to get upwards of that weekly. We did get rain, and quite a bit of it during summer, but that's the thing, it was just rain. No WIZZ, BANG, CRASH, BOOM! Just the gentle pitter patter of rain... FOR DAYYYYYS on end.... well, we did get a few nice big wizz bang crashes, but only very few. I'll admit, I do love a good bit of rain, but it was starting to get pretty tedious. Well, onto our Autumnal weather. Down here in Oz our Autumn started on the 1st of March, but it's only been in the past week or two that it's starting to make itself felt. Last week we had two or three (I think) MASSIVE storms roll in. Oh it was glorious. See, when we have storms here in Brissie, it's normally very predictable, all day with not a cloud in the sky, then come roughly 3pm, and yee big beasty looms out of no-where. And that was the case last week. In Geography in the morning I'd watch 3-4 nice, big fluffy clouds forming near the city, however they weren't your typical clouds, these things were so tall, which to me indicated the pottential for a storm, and in Math in 6th Period I was not dissapointed. Around 2 in the afternoon yee beasty reared it's head. A massive front had formed and came rolling in off the ocean, and boy of boy did it make it's presence felt. The ambient temp dropped by about 10 degrees, and then the light show began. There was so much thunder and lightning it was as if it was making up for the lack of throughout summer. Then, after about 10 minutes of it going over us and plunging the whole area into a deep darkness the heavens opened. At first it was just a couple of drops of freezing water... but then they became solid and within no time the school looked as if it has been coated with a light dusting of snow. But boy of boy, if we thought the thunder was bad, the hail on all of the roofs was simply deafening. And just as the storm reached it's peak, with perfect timing, the bell rang, and it was time to go home. I've never seen the school so reluctant to leave the safety of it's classrooms.
|"Yee big beasty"|
Well, I hope you enjoyed my ramblings from a few months back, and hopefully I can yabber on at you again tomorrow, but for now
|The storm coming over school, it was way darker than it appears|