We had the most incredible weather in Melbourne today, and for a while I forgot that I wasn’t in Queensland anymore. It was the sort of humid, sticky weather that reminded me of my years growing up in Far North QLD. Summer in Cairns meant angry skies, soupy air and the hope that it would pour with rain at the end of the day so that you could get some sleep.
The only thing missing was the sound of frogs croaking in the drain pipes!
All day today the weather reports said that there would be a huge storm this afternoon, but I almost didn’t believe it. Right up until I left work the sky was beautifully blue with hardly a wisp of cloud in the sky. But down on the horizon, just behind the skyline of the buildings, the sky was jet black.
And it moved quickly.
I caught some of it on my phone when I got home, and I’m so glad I bothered to do so. It’s fun to watch the little birds hopping on and off the power lines, and seeing the clouds get pushed around in several directions at once.
Just before the storm hit I took some photos of the birds on my neighbours TV antenna. I liked the original shots a lot, but I love the moodiness that these filters gave the photos.
I’m such a weather nerd. Despite the heat and humidity it’s been fun to watch the sky change all day, and now I’m looking forward to sleeping to the sound of heavy rain on my roof.
Simple pleasures. I’m all about those.