Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Well we wanted rain, and what did we get a wild weather storm with hail the size of golf balls, gale force winds and torrential rain, but I am not complaining my garden loved it, big thirsty gulps going on there.
Amazing photo's of the storm coming in from the North.
John's car unfortunately was damaged by hail all down one side, was parked at work in Osborne Park, the storm hit there at 3.30, it didn't reach us until after 4.30 and we didn't get any hail.
Can you see the big chunks taken out of the wind visor above. He was lucky though, no broken windows that others had. The car dealers that he worked for had damage on just about every vehicle probably over a 100 vehicles, there will be some good bargains to be had if you can do your own panel beating. It has been said that some car dealerships insurance where not covered for hail damage as it is such a rare occurrence.
I am off to Bunbury and Collie on Saturday teaching a class so will not have time to do my blog so hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Sometimes it takes me ages to get class samples made, finally got this one made using Character Construction stamps and Golden fluid glazes. The stages are cut out of foamcore, wrapped in rice paper then attached to 8 x 10 inch canvas boards. I am really enjoying working with stamps at the moment. The best part of teaching is coming up with new ideas and then sharing them with the classes. Next Saturday I am off to Collie and Bunbury where I am teaching a workshop, and spending a little bit of time with daughter Kirsty and family. Weather has finally cooled down and we are getting beautiful autumn weather. Still no rain, over a 100 days without rain, the last long period without rain was about 1947 where they went 80 odd days. Climate changes mmmh!
Have a wonderful weekend
Friday, March 12, 2010
How do you cope?????
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Driving home I pulled over and took a few photo's to share with you. The bushfire was just after Christmas and even without rain there is signs of green coming through, the countryside is so resilient.
Dry barren paddocks appears most of the soot has blown away with the winds. Charred tree trunks at the edge of the roadCan you see how dry the grass is at the bottom of the photo, but the trees are showing green already. How frightening it must have been for the residents and people in the area at the time, not knowing which way the wind is going to sweep the wall of flames. It moves so fast. Our thoughts go out to those affected by this disaster.