Travel Theme : Wild Wind

Queensland is the sunshine state, beautiful one day, perfect the next.

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The lake at the end of my street is placid, with just a few ripples to ruffle the surface and the air is still.

But Australia has a capricious weather system and it can show its violent side.

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 The storm clouds can roll in from the distant hinterland, dark and foreboding. The wind builds and boils to a ferocious storm.

In the garden the palm fronds bend and twist in a frantic dance to the accompaniment of the wind and lashing rain.

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Branches snap and fall unable to withstand the cyclonic force of nature.

At the beach the ocean is whipped into a frenzy of foam and spray.

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The Pandanus tree, unable to bear the destructive winds, topple and fall.

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This country is subject to intense changes in weather patterns and Ailsa’s “wind” theme made me think of the storms that occasionally lash our coast with disastrous consequences.

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29 thoughts on “Travel Theme : Wild Wind

  1. Now this is what I like! Lovely!

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  2. extreme weather you have! great captures for the challenge! 🙂


  3. I don’t mind the rain, but I hate the wind (living in a cyclone area doesn’t really help my fears). That video reminds me of the torrid times! Well done 😉


  4. Gosh, Pauline. Wild wind indeed.


  5. I loved watching the video of the storm, Pauline. I hope you stood inside to capture that! It looks very ferocious indeed. Stay dry! 🙂


    • I stood under the deck so didn’t get soaked. That storm was back in 2013 and it was a bad one lots of flooding, fortunately not in our area.


  6. A great overview of your changing weather – we’re all getting more extremes as the climate changes. I never realized how tropical Queensland is.


  7. This theme was calling out for video: you really caught a spectacular blow. The sea shot is splendid too, and the way you make a mini-narrative.

    (Did you feel tremors the other day?)


    • No we were at the son’s place and round the lunch table with every one talking at once, 5 Grand Children, 4 adults. We were told about it when we arrived home. Did you feel it out your way?


  8. I’d be very happy in the heat but I can’t stand rain!


    • We often also get long dry spells Gilly and then the garden, and me, appreciate the rain. But often, unfortunately, it doesn’t know how to stop and goes from one extreme to the other.


  9. You do get some extreme weather over there PP. I love hearing the rain in the tropics coming down on a tin roof. Not so nice when the wind rips that roof away though…


  10. Crikey, Pauline, that looks serious….


  11. Some interesting times you’ve lived through, Pauline. Great photos and video.


  12. Great insight in your weather system!

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  13. That’s our Qld! Love that video PP – so very familiar.


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