mtlawleyshire – clouds and storm and rainbows

There have been some wonderful storms this June.  We still haven’t had enough rain – the amount was still below the average for the month, but some of the storms were dramatic.  I was lucky enough not to suffer any more damage than flooding in my little courtyard.

But the clouds were wonderful – clouds and rainbows.

First, I was having a coffee with a friend on Beaufort street when here – it rained and hailed!  Her lovely dog was with us and she laughed as he huddled against me, alarmed at the wind, the thunder and the sound of the hail.

And isn’t the street strangely deserted!  Yes, we were sitting outside 😀

 

Then the storm moved away leaving blue sky behind it:

 

There were many storms & wonderful clouds:

 

 

There were rainbows:

 

sunsets managed to sneak in:

 

& then there are these: it was a sharp fast thunderstorm that cleared just after sunset, leaving the sky utterly clear.  I was awed by the contrast of clear sky and this great mountainous cloud.

 

I hope you enjoyed my clouds.

Next, one of my walks in Hyde Park.

Keira 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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25 comments on “mtlawleyshire – clouds and storm and rainbows

  1. […] mtlawleyshire – clouds and storm and rainbows (mtlawleyshire.wordpress.com) […]

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  2. eof737 says:

    Perfect shots for such weather too. 😉

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  3. pimpmybricks says:

    I followed the paper trail from Anna Keillor’s blog to yours, marvelled at your clouds and had to leave a comment because it’s so lovely and so unusual to find someone else who relishes wild, wild weather (and dislikes the heat). PP

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  4. bulldogsturf says:

    I’m surprised at you winter rainfall…. but your skies, clouds and rainbows are magnificent… is it not now cold there? I thought Perth would have been suffering a bit of the winter chills…

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    • Well, it’s only the start of winter, so I’m hoping there will be a lot more. It’s cool to cold, but it has been such a warm winter so far. We had some very cold nights in May, but it is mostly hovering around 6 – 12. The days have been cold, which is lovely, but this weekend and most of next week will be 20 – 21 which isn’t all that cold. But bulbs up, daffodils flowering in June? That should give you some idea of how cold it hasn’t been.
      Glad you liked the clouds & rainbows 🙂

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      • bulldogsturf says:

        Global warming… me thinks… we have had some cold spells in Pretoria… but nothing like it should get…

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      • yeah – that’s what’s causing the trees so much distress. And the warming temps are really obvious here – we get longer, hotter & more humid summers now. I am hoping to move to Tasmania as soon as I get enough money – from somewhere….

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      • bulldogsturf says:

        Why Tasmania ?

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      • It still rains there, & doesn’t get as hot for as long, it’s closer to Melbourne where my family is – & it’s affordable. Oh – & it’s incredibly beautiful, half of it is still wilderness with mountains & real snow. So – why not? It’s broke, there’s no work, if you get sick you’d better have the money to go to Melbourne…
        It used to be famous for growing apples. Now it’s famous for salmon farming. But it’s also suffering from climate change – except it means teh growing season is longer & it won’t get as hot as quickly. Although, in about 30 odd years, the rains will stop coming up from the south there too. But I’ll be gone by then…

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      • bulldogsturf says:

        sounds very interesting, ….

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      • yeah 🙂 I have friends there who are now sending calendars to get my interest moving. It already is! I am already dreading the summer here and am hoping it doesn’t start early. It has really only got properly cool in the last couple of months, and it used to get cool at the beginning of April. Not any more. So Tasmania sounds like a refuge at the end of the world…

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      • bulldogsturf says:

        well here we are at the end of June and we have not had frost yet… should have happened mid April…

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      • oh 😦 And frost would be so necessary to the continuity of so many things.

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      • bulldogsturf says:

        Late frost is normally a sign of no rain next season, but in the mean time the grass has as yet not gone into a rest period…

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      • oh bugger 😦

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  5. Wendy Strahan says:

    Gems ….moments in time captured ! Wonderful 🙂

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  6. niasunset says:

    I am so glad to see rain there at last… I loved your sky photographs, Thank you dear Keira, love, nia

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    • Thank you 🙂 The clouds were amazing – and so were the storms! They used to be common, the early winter storms, but these are the first in many years. We didn’t have enough rain over June, but at least we had some. Hopefully we will have more than average in July, but I doubt it.

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  7. There you are! So glad you’ve managed to get out a bit to enjoy those glorious storm clouds, and a coffee! Now, back in the box:)

    It’s going well, I hope?

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