Sunday, August 9, 2015

Manna from heaven..



When I got out of the car yesterday afternoon to take the above shot the wind was so strong that it took my breath away for a few seconds.. and then there was the skirt incident, thankfully everyone in their right mind was indoors :) I'm always amazed by the tenacity of wind surfers in extreme weather conditions, they fly along at thrillingly scary speeds, I guess that's the buzz. No-one is complaining about the rain as our dams, if you look at the graph here are at an all time low.. 2009 was a good year. Unless we get a lot more manna from heaven a summer of even heavier water restrictions is on the way.. Hopefully the sun is shining in the Northern Hemisphere, happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..
 

29 comments:

  1. I'm surprised with so much rain this winter that the dams are still at such low levels.
    Great photos, love the black and white one that portray well today's grey skies.

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  2. Just think of the rain as the love of your many friends embracing you all around!

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  3. Amazing photos...great moments...

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  4. Great shots for the day, as always, Grace!! The heat wave that really overwhelmed me here in Portland over the last week has finally departed and we're back to a delightful, comfortable August!! Earlier this month it was like living in Texas again and all of us here were SO hoping for a return of that regular Portland August!! And Hooray!! It's here! Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!!

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  5. Love the waves! An angry sea is wonderful to look at, but perhaps not be on. Congratulations on getting some rain.

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  6. We have had a cloudy Saturday morning but the sun is coming out now and it is to go up to 25˚C so that is a perfect summer day in my book! Hope you get some more rain, Grace - maybe during the night! ;-)

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  7. Windsurfers are just plain mental!

    The first picture makes me wish I was there! I miss the sea.
    The second is great in B&W!

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  8. It's overcast here but tomorrow promises to be sunny and bright. Hope you get some more of the rain you need as water restrictions are not fun!

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  9. It's raining here--like cats and dogs raining. I went out to the beach early, early this morning before the rains came. Since then it's been monsoon season. Hoping for a break mid-afternoon. :-)

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  10. Another missed skirt incident! Some tough surfers out there.

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  11. great waves action. great for surfers too.

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  12. 33°C and clear blue sky here... Some rain and wind would be welcome!

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  13. Yep, 27 C and sunny today in the UK - no fear of a drought either!

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  14. May you have lots of winter rain (and have a thought for those of us who would like to smell some sea air!!!)

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  15. A skirt incident. How embarrassment. Our unused desalination plant is said to be too large. It seems yours is too small if you are going to have harsh restrictions.

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  16. So pleased you are getting rain at last, in the nicest possible way 'long may it continue' .....skirt incident!

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  17. If there is a skirt incident in the middle of the forest and there is no one around to observe it, did the skirt incident occur?

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  18. I like the monochrome shot, it's stunning!

    http://einwenighiervonunddavon.blogspot.de/2015/08/weekend-reflections-in-bruegge-belgiume.html

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  19. It is the world up side down indeed . We have the most wonderful sunny weather here at the moment. When I see your rainy photos, makes me sad, I always get a little depressed by long rain periods. But for nature it is better to have some real showers so now and then. Exciting to have a "Marilyn Monroe" moment with your skirt isn't it? I saw even Camilla, wife of Prince Charles had one at the christening of the new princess!

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  20. Hope your weather improves. They are mad surfing in that cold weather.

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  21. Great shots, Grace, I love them! Wish I could be in the cabin and enjoy the rain. Sunny over here, 28C :-)

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  22. Looks a bit like my area this.
    Keep warm, enjoy books, music, art and friends ( or the other way around.)
    I always like images of coastlines, so thank you for sharing this.

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  23. Hahahahahaha... the 'skirt incident'? mid-70s and cloudy here.

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  24. There is nothing like a good soaking rain to make the spirits soar.

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  25. Gorgeous shots with the rain! Arianna

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  26. That's a mighty strong wind, I'd stay safely on shore! Your second rainy photo, is very inviting, lovely capture. Maybe it's the black and white effect, at any rate, it's beautiful.

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