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Thursday, November 19, 2009

pot of gold

We had a pretty ordinary day today. It wasn't too bad until about 11am when the wind kicked in. Then it was just crap.
I had Sean at the community pool at 1pm for his swim lesson and on the way into town for it, I was constantly scanning the horizon for smoke.
By 3.30p the sky had turned black and just had that ominous feel to it. Lots of thunderheads and then the lightening started. I reckon within 10 mins tops there was a fire. And it wasn't that far from home. Only 5 mins away as the grow flies but moving away from me. It was very close to Meredith's house and I would have been shit scared if i was her.
Kym took off like a bat out of hell with his fire fighting gear on the back of his bus. 3 bomber planes came in and they nailed it pretty quick. And thank goodness too. According to Kym it was getting a bit hairy there for a bit.
Just as the sun was going down he rang and asked me to come out there with the camera. On my way there I spotted this PINK rainbow in our eastern sky. It was just incredible. It stood up so high and it was so pink. I have never seen anything like it.

so at the end of this rainbow really was a pot of gold. albeit a field bin full of golden wheat.

And I tried to capture lightening. ha bloody ha. missed everyone of them. sigh. next time.


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maryanne r said...

got a couple too, wasnt it spectacular!!

Kirsty said...

Wowsers!!! Gorgeous rainbow :)
I've said it before, and I'll say it again...fire season is HORRID!

sandra said...

great shot Tiff.
I HATE this time of year and the dangers that it brings.
My thoughts are with all you farmers out there when the weather is like it was yesterday. And the wives when the hubbies put their fire fighting gear on and rush out the door.
Your nerves all must of been on edge yesterday.
yuk yuk yuk