Today has been absolutely freezing. It has rained, hailed and the wind has caused considerable damage throughout the metropolitan area. Although Melbourne is experiencing unseasonal weather, the worst of this weather is expected in the East Gippsland area, where they are predicting gale forced winds and extensive flooding. Ours, is certainly a country of extremes! Mum and her partner Bill live at Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes, overlooking the water. Their home cannot be flooded but if the nearby lakes and wetlands flood, they will be isolated , as Paynesville is a one way in and one way out town, unless one travels by boat.
The water is desperately needed throughout the state but as the ground is so dry, there will be little run off. One can only hope that the rain falls in the catchment areas and damage is kept to a minimum.
I had a visitor call around about 10.30 am.It was nice to chat inside in the warmth and watch the rain falling outside. My friend had gone by early afternoon and I took the opportunity to have a sleep on the couch for about two hours. It was lovely. Warm and cozy, it was easy to drift off to sleep.
As I write, the wind is howling outside the windows are making strange noises and the rain is pelting down on the pergola out the back. The sound of rain on a tin roof is magnificent. 🙂