Prelude 1

This was our view at sunset last night, while we all awaited the promised rain storm.

Finally, in the night, the clouds rolled in and we got our much-needed rain. (Photo below is before sunset, as the clouds just start to gather.)

Prelude 2

It’s not a lot of rain though. The total dam storage is down to 19%, which is effectively 9% as the last 10% is very hard to use. We need way more than one cold front to make any impression on that.

And yes it is windy. (Apparently it took the roof off the local school’s new pavilion.) But it’s not that bad! We’ve had way worse. Not a tile was rattled on our old roof. Which just goes to show that they don’t build things nowadays like they used to!

The worst result of this storm, as far as I’m concerned, was the power cut we had from 5 am to 11 am this morning. Boy did I rush to make that first cuppa once it came back on. It is way too chilly to be drinking cold water!!



41 thoughts on “Prelude

    1. scifihammy Post author

      This is the problem – we have messed up Mother Earth so much that the weather just doesn’t ‘work’ any more!
      But we got Some rain here at least, and today I have power and a hot cuppa. πŸ˜€


    1. scifihammy Post author

      I feel fires are the worst, as so fast and unpredictable, especially with a strong wind.
      As to our storm, yes it was windy, but not that bad at all. I’ve lived here 30 years, and we’ve had Much worse. There used to be storm fronts that reached all the way from CT to Jo’burg!
      I think the media these days is all about hype and Bad news?


  1. Garfield Hug

    Great photos!! Oh dear….water is scarce at your end! β›†β›†πŸŒ¨πŸŒ§πŸŒ¦sending you rain cloudsπŸ˜‰ Sorry you have power outages. Bummer. Maybe you can use LPG gas? Too cold not to have a cuppa!πŸ€”

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you πŸ™‚
      We got some rain all right, but mostly lots of wind!! πŸ˜€
      We need rain every day for weeks on end really, as it used to do in our rainy season! πŸ™‚
      I don’t have a gas thingy, everything is electric here and we haven’t had power cuts for a long time – this was caused by the storm.

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