Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Talking about the weather
For the last few weeks there have been some lovely cloud formations here in the evenings, but I have not had my camera with me!! On Tuesday, the clouds were particularly stunning, and I also finaly remembered that I have a camera on my mobile phone! So apologies for the quality of the first photo. I am now carrying my compact camera with me to and from work so hope not to miss any future oportunities. This got me thinking on some of the multitude of weather types we are lucky to enjoy here in South Australia. In the summer it is regularly over 40 C (104 F) and in the north can get close to 50 C (122 F) and that is in the shade!! When the wind is coming from the north, we are prone to dust storms, and on the way back from Whyalla I frequently see "dust devils" (this one is as I am approaching Port Augusta). Spring and autumn usually bring a few showers and with them the rainbows!! This one has a faint secondary bow above the main one. We don't get thick fog very often as it is just not humid enough, but we do get some early morning mist. This shot was taken a few kilometers from home along highway one heading north towards Port Wakefield.