Friday, April 3, 2009

Cloudwatch

It is currently lashing rain in Brizzy. It's great: the local dams have had a good soaking and are I think up to about 45% full. Last year they got down to 15% and we had to limit our showers to 4 minutes. There were a lot of brown gardens and dirty cars too it was awful. So the rain here is always welcome and on a personal note my chilli plants are getting their first flowers. I should mention that while it's all about nice long showers and blooming gardens here, the same low pressure trough has caused Coff's Harbour in New South Wales, south of us, to flood doing all sorts of damage to houses and cars.

From a Skywatch point of view, the thick blanket of cloud doesn't make for a very interesting photo so here's one from last week where the morning cloud was clearing for another sparkling day.

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15 comments:

French Sydneysider said...

Great shot, I love the colours and it has my favourite building (the Riparian Plaza). Awesome!

Maalie said...

That is a great picture of the altocumulus clouds!

Louise said...

Last week's photo is definitely interesting. I love its angle above the city.

J Bar said...

A great shot.

Sydney City and Suburbs

Jacob said...

So glad you're getting much needed rain!

And this is a super photo - colorwise and the light is striking; it's visually interesting,and it's sharp as a tack.

Light and Voices said...

You have an eye for photography. Great Sky Watch shot!
Joyce

Ann said...

that's a great cityscape and the clouds really make it.

Annie said...

What a fantastic shot. Yes, I heard about the rain...always very welcome! It is bad luck about the floods that always seem to accompany drought breaking rain.

Babooshka said...

What it's rendered is a magnificent omnious sky.

Frisky Librarian said...

I can certainly relate to the short showers and brown lawns, being from Melbourne where it hardly ever rains anymore (there is a storm in progress as I type though. Yay!)

I am totally obsessed with interesting clouds. Blue sky? Pah! Boring!

Julie said...

Go on, be a love, show us yer chilli plants!!

Arija said...

Nicw shor, but I'm green with envy at all the rain you are getting, in SA we are still in a dust bowl.

Greyscale Territory said...

Interesting variety of city shapes against the blue sky!

prkl said...

Nice skyline and bridge, lots of interesting details. And brilliant skys above. Nice add to SWF! Have a great weekend!

Oz Girl said...

Love the clouds above the city skyline and bridge, quite impressive! Well composed. :)

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