Tuesday, September 18, 2012
September 18. Day 262. Needle in a haystack
It is, as has often been observed, a country of droughts and flooding rain and right now we are very much in the drought phase . We've just come through what the Bureau of Meteorology describes as a record dry spell of 41 consecutive days of zero rainfall in Brisbane in July and August. This was broken only by a massive downfall of 0.2 mm on August 31. Hold the front page.
To use a typical Aussie phrase it's Dry as a Dead Dingo's Donger (in the interests of good taste I choose not to refer to the other saying referring to a nun's bits).
But this morning there was definite evidence that wet stuff had indeed fallen overnight and quite a blanket of cloud to suggest there's more to come (I believe this is directly related to the fact that I cracked and decided to top up the pool's water and has nothing to do with any meteorological influence).
Anyway, the cloud on the normally clear Brisbane skyline created a rather dramatic effect on Stefan's Skyneedle as I walked by this morning. Very moody.
It's easier to find a needle in a haystack than a wet day on the calendar in Brisbane at the moment - but we live in hope.
Now where did I leave that umbrella again?