Sunday, June 30, 2013





Some are terrifying, some are awe inspiring - all are beautiful.

These images, showing the elements at their wildest and most magnificent, have been released in a new calendar. 
Each year the Bureau of Meteorology and Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society organises a competition for the best weather pictures



January: An electrical storm perfectly complements fireworks launched to mark Australia Day 2012 celebrations in Perth, in a stunning shot by Matthew Titmanis



February: A thunderstorm sweeps over the Melbourne suburb of Carrum Downs, captured by Flavio Bonicelli

March: Sunset highlights streets of stratocumulus over Buninyong, central Victoria by Keith Day

April: Majesty and threat - A cumulonimbus with anvil seen beyond wind turbines at Burra, SA by photographer Helen Simpson

May: Ship in sea fog off McCrae, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, by photographer Meredith Banhidi

June: In the wake of a thunderstorm, hail blankets paddocks at Marong, Victoria by John Allen

July: A squall line associated with a thunderstorm over Era Beach, south of Sydney by photographer Bruce Cooper


August: The ethereal beauty of a mist bow and fog at Mount Anne in Tasmania by Grant Dixon




September: A massive dust storm rolls over the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in the northern Flinders Ranges of South Australia, in this stunning photograph by Peter MacDonald

October: A thunderstorm threatens the Gold Coast, Queensland by photographer Ann Van Breemen


November: The shadows of cumulus clouds dapple the parallel dunes of the Simpson Desert by Steve Strike


December: Lightning illuminates a cumulonimbus cloud over Corio Bay, Victoria by James Collier








Days of Delight!

Home sweet home!
So good to see................


so good to see our pets! Buddy Peggy and Jim

the black and white duck flew away. Henry is the black one

sunset from the deck

We are finally home, the weather is lovely and John is getting better everyday!

I want to sing and dance!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

going away again

John didn't get out when we expected so I have to go back down to the Hospital.I am devastated.
Good News!
My brother Peter has finally recovered enough to look after Mum while I am away!
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

so good to feel well again!

I have been sick with a fever, runny nose and chesty cough for a week! I had to leave Brisbane because
I couldn't visit John when I was like that. He had his own infections to fight, he has been very wheezy!
This morning, though, we both feel we have turned the corner and are on the mend!
This means that with luck he may be home by the weekend! Joanne is there with him but caught the same cold and can't be
near him either!
The sun is shining but the nights are cold, first cold winter here for about 5 yrs.
I haven't been able to be near Mum either but maybe today I can give her a hug!
I can't believe it is finally coming to an end............................No I will shut up for fear of jinxing us!