We have been having a bit of interesting weather this week. It has been very cold, and on Tuesday we had a 5.4 earthquake across most of Victoria, followed the next day by very high winds and rain.
I know that a few of my readers in the northern hemisphere are suffering from the heat at the moment so I thought I would share some of our coldness with you, as I know that in your part of the world you are wishing for an unexpected blizzard or something similar to break the heat 🙂 I expect that you are not interested in sharing earthquakes though…
We have had a fair bit of rain lately, so the ground is no longer interested in soaking up water and is now just spreading it around in interesting ways. On Thursday I was convinced my trip home from work would be extended by about 50kms when I saw the rising waters on my way in! Luckily the rain eased and I didn’t have to take the long way home.
I found this photo from 1935 of a local road having some water issues, so when the Man and I went to the shop this morning I thought I would go past and have a look at it today.
Unfortunately nobody was silly enough to risk frostbite today and slog through the water for a photo opportunity. Darn… Plenty of people taking a watery detour for sightseeing purposes though which was nice, a flooded road photo is always better for having a speeding car in it. 🙂
Conveniently for me, the car in the photo on the right was about to make a turn up the street shown in the article above, so it doesn’t look like I am including a photo of somebody being an idiot for my own pleasure. 😉
I have also put in this last photo which was created thanks to the Man. The scene starts with me, car window open, looking for the perfect photo of a flooded paddock. The Man starts accelerating, just to annoy me, and the spray from the water covering the road gets higher and higher. We end up belting through the water with no hope of me getting a picture at all. Can you hear the laughter of the Man as I am cursing him and pulling my camera back inside to safety? Grrrr.
And yes, that means I am including another photo of someone being an idiot for my own pleasure. 😉