Shove off, Sandra!
I watched with
panic interest this week as Severe Tropical Cyclone Sandra formed off the coast in the Coral Sea. The RUC is still without a roof and stumps until next Thursday and I’m no genius, but I know a tropical cyclone could do a lot of damage to my poor house if it hit now. It’s amazing how we forget we are just sitting on this planet at the mercy of nature and at any time things can change very quickly.
When we lived in the old barracks (were the RUC now sits) a cyclone hit and I vividly remember the ‘eye’ passing over the top of us. If you’ve even been through a hurricane or cyclone, you’ll know the terror it brings, but once you’re in the eye, the experience changes to AWESOME! When I experienced it, the wind stopped dead and a huge shaft of golden sunlight covered the entire landscape. I thought at any moment Charlton Heston would appear from the massive wall of clouds like Moses in The Ten Commandments. I looked at the grass – it was gold! The trees were gold, the sun was gold and the air was gold. I felt like I had been transported to another universe. And then that wall moved closer and closer – and the wind hit like a jumbo jet!
At the moment Sandra is moving AWAY from the coast – erm, can we please keep it that way? These things are so unpredictable…
I my last post I talked about being cleared of a Code of Conduct charge last year. If you want to read about it, I’ve linked it here. I’ve also sent the link to some newspapers 😉
On another note – I was wandering around the farm last week and found a plant and I have no idea what it is. The leaves are very ‘orchid’ like, but I’ve never seen this flower before.
Any ideas what it could be?
UPDATE: I’ve now been informed that this plant is a Hoya 😀