Monday, April 14, 2014

Life in the tropics

I know I often show you pretty colourful flowers, but there is another side to life in the tropics. Cyclones!  Technically cyclone season ends at the end of April, but lately we have become a bit complacent.  Cyclones have been forming anad wandering around the coral sea and then dispersing.
Last weekend it seemed as though Ita was going to be different.  She became a category 5 and there was talk that this was going to be the biggest cyclone or storm of the year.  We readied ourselves and buckled down.  I took this photo outside our front door just as the winds started.
Luckily it downgraded quickly and most of the damage was caused by flooding.  The most important thing to do at times like this is be prepared, sit tight, and wait for the all clear. We just got our phones back, but electricity is still out.  It will be a while until I am posting pretty flower photos again, but that is life in the tropics. 

12 comments:

  1. I thought of you, and Bush Bernie too. Hope all went well for you and your friends.

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  2. Glad to hear that you were not affected too badly by Ita.
    Your cyclone season is winding down, and ours will soon be starting up in June....but like you said, that is life in the tropics.

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  3. Great to see that there wasn't much damage up there. We got our power back around midday today so considering it was twenty four hours without power, it wasn't too bad at all. Hope you get yours back very soon.

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  4. Hi Gill, glad the cyclone wasn't as bad as predicted! Hopefully your electricity will be back soon, and all will be back to normal. Keep safe!

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  5. Glad you are safe.It was a question I asked people alot when I was in Darwin , 'how do you survive the cyclones' and most people were so matter of fact about it and just said it is something you just live with if you want to live here.Hope your garden wasn't too badly affected.

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  6. Glad to see you are safe and not too much damage. I was thinking of you as well.

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  7. Great to hear u are ok. Hope power is on soon. I stocked up on bananas, just in case, but seems that tomatoes in bowen had more damage this time! Poor farmers!

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  8. I am so pleased you are okay. You are certainly well prepared and I am glad Ita didn't do too much damage. Hoping you get electricity back on soon. May your garden grow well with all of the rain, take care :)

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  9. Glad you made it through ok!

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  10. Be safe, sweet friend... and you do have the prettiest flowers!

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  11. thank you for all your lovely comments

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