Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Sydney Storm

Some dogs smell them coming and hide under the hedge. Others smell them coming and spin on their chains in insane, barely comprehensible excitement. I relate to the latter. Standing in the middle of a cracking storm is an almost spiritual experience. In fact I suspect it is - completely. Sprinkled, hosed down, baptised with a thorough deluge that hammers every sense. It does help if it is a tropical storm and the rain is warm. But being caught in a storm of any sort sharpens the senses, gets "up your fur" and makes you feel very much alive. Sadly for this one I had to settle for the office window today - though 45 minutes earlier I had been out under a clear and sunny sky eating lunch. This photo (courtesy of Fergus Woolveridge at the Sydney Morning Herald) catches the storm that hit our office this afternoon - and it is hitting right where our office is. A remarkable burst of sudden rain from a ruptured black tank above us. No warning, no spitting, leaking drips. Just a boom and a splash, and you're on your way home for a change of clothes if you didn't see it coming.


Mishka said...

That is amazing....I love storms. I am always out in the weather right before one hits absorbing the energy and I can be found taking pictures or video during our numberous typhoons...

Pickled Eel said...

Hello Mishka - it was a cracker of a storm. I think you are right - there is something about the energy (contained (barely) violence) that is entrancing. Captivating even.

MyFlightBlog said...

Wow, Amazing photo.

Anonymous said...

follow up with another email after a few days
Microsoft Office
often acknowledging that maybe the person
Office 2010
didn't get my message due to email trouble on my
Microsoft Office 2010
end (which, when I was in graduate school, was
Office 2010 key
For repeat offenders, I just use the phone whenever
Office 2010 download
Interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting.
Office 2010 Professional
I will be checking back for any new articles
I’ll likely be coming back to your blog. Keep up great writing. Find your great Travel News and sing the songs at Free Song Lyric or you can watch the drama at
Microsoft outlook
Outlook 2010
Thanks for kindly sharing it with us. Very well done indeed
Windows 7
Microsoft outlook 2010

zqy369 said...

The end of last year, Fujian some of the local children's shoes production enterprises,

has begun the establishment of children's shoes Committee for Standardization. At present,

the related personnel is extensive research, I hope as soon as possible, children sports

shoes, leather sandals, the local industry standard. Standard-setting process, extensive

consultation with the child experts, children's shoes production enterprises.
nike free run 2