Sunday, August 18, 2013

Shocking wind

Maybe the shocking wind was caused by the Point Lonsdale Sunday Market fruit and apricot sour dough bread we bought. No, last Monday I saw the squall coming across Port Phillip Bay when I looked out the window across the bay.

No biggies. I have seen many. The rain fell in gusting sheets and then fifteen minutes later, it was clear and sunny.

I did not realise that the front had knocked out five tram lines and one train line by fallen trees and branches. Just an hour or so later in sunshine, I snapped these photos of trees that had just fallen in the park area below the Shrine. In my mind I have been critical of those who look after that park area for overplanting of trees, but after these two very old cypress trees fell, maybe the park people are on the money with replacement trees for the very old trees.



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  1. Looks like a Southerly 'buster' we get in Sydney during Summer.

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    1. Yes it was Victor, but the wind had been coming from the north in strong gusts too. Our trees are used to strong southerlies.

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  2. I saw those broken trees coming back home from the city on Friday after work. They looked tragic and a bit dangerous.

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    1. Hels, I have noticed there never seems to be a rush by parks and gardens to tidy up after a storm.

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  3. The weather down this way has been wild and woolly for a week.

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    1. Always a bit cooler and a bit wetter there FC, and maybe windier too. Today is no better.

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  4. Did you have permission to borrow our typical weather?
    Always sad to see old trees felled like that.

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    1. Yeah, I kind of know about your weather Craig. I don't care about cypress trees. They are inappropriate trees for us.

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  5. I think you're right about the new for old trees hypothesis.
    We have the same weather here, I'm loving it.

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    1. River, it is certainly not boring weather.

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  6. Looks like we're in for much of the same for the next week or so!!! But that's what I get for cutting the northern trip short and returning to the southern winter :(

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    1. Red, except that it is a north wind we are getting, from the inland, just no heat in it yet.

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  7. Love that first image Andrew, there's nothing quite like watching mother nature coming right at you like that.. Aussie weather never ceases to amaze me in its ability to change from one minute to the next!

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    1. Grace, we certainly see plenty of that and I would miss it terribly if I lived on the ground.

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  8. The wind has been SCARY. I can't stand it. The kids at school go completely nuts whenever it is windy and my house starts sounding like it's going to fall down around my ears. booo.

    Great photos!

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    1. M, I remember myself as a kid going crazy in the wind, and classmates. At it worst, the wind whistles through our building.

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  9. We had a lots of heavy winds lately, I know August is often windy but this year it seems much worse, a fair bit of damage in sydney too with trees down all over the place.
    Merle..................

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    1. Let's face it Merle. The weather is really all over the place. We strong spring winds in September and October, not August.

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  10. ooh the wind makes me a bit scatterbrained but I do love it. I go walking along the beach!!

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    1. Fen, it can be good at the beach, I agree. But normally, I not like.

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