Top of the Story Hill

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9th December. Afternoon, top of the Story Hill.  I missed the dawn and the Sun rising out of Eerwah; I was driving on the road. I don’t think I would have seen much with the low cloud and light rain.

 

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Just the smell of rain and a drop in temperature made the place look fresh again.  Poinciana trees in full bloom on the top of the Story Hill.

 

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Poinciana.

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Sunset this evening… red on red.

 

 

 

Cloud, Fog and Bushfire Smoke.

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Dawn 8th December. Hot, humid and foggy… the Sun is hiding.

The ‘Old People’ would not want me to show you these secrets of Eerwah, but I have to… if you don’t know, you’ll destroy it; that’s a fact.  I see things you cannot.

2 weeks to Summer Solstice.

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Dawn 7th December.  No Sun to see… another dawn without the Sun, the rumble of thunder in the distance.  A young man from the USA was struck by lightning yesterday at dawn… he was killed. Him and his girl friend were camped on Mt Warning a couple of hundred miles South of here.  Some of the thunder storms we’ve  had lately have been fierce .  We had all our awnings destroyed, the gutters ripped off and a big plate-glass window blown-in and smashed.

Whatever is happening around us, the Sun is relentless in it’s march to the Summer Solstice… when that ends the world ends.  I see things you cannot.

 

Heavy Cloud no Sun.

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Dawn 6th December.  Hot and humid, thunder rumbling to the North. The Sun would be at the top of Eerwah. No more climbing, a straight run to Summer Solstice.

It’s very dark and still for this time of morning… a change is happening.  I see things you cannot.

Eerwah at Dawn

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Dawn 5th December.  Eerwah & the Sun hiding in the clouds.

 

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Dawn; the Sun peeping out of the clouds, Eerwah hiding… From the Story Hill.

Eerwah & the Black-Cockatoos

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Dawn 4th December… The Sun has just reached the top of Eerwah, fog clearing.

 

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And out of the fog and mist came a mob of screaming Black-cockatoos, the hairs on the back of my neck rose. The world stood still. Must have been around 13 of them, to quick for my slow loading camera.

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Looking West from the Story Hill; fog in the Mary Vally.  Thunder storm yesterday evening, we got 6mm… better than nothing.  Some places would have copped-it.

 

 

 

The Sun is hiding at dawn

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Dawn 3rd December.  Heavy cloud, hot and humid with no sign of the Sun.

 

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The moon last night.

Eerwah and Summer Solstice

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Dawn 2nd December.  The Sun peeping out of Eerwah.

 

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Summer solstice is on 21st December… every day the Sun climbs Eerwah on its way to this meeting.  Only the ‘Story Teller’ knows where the 2 meet.

I see things you cannot.

 

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The thunder storm yesterday afternoon… some people had hail as big as tennis balls, we had 19mm  of rain.

Summer in Oz

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Dawn: 1st December… The Sun climbing Eerwah.

 

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10 minutes after the Sun has left Eerwah, fog lifting.

 

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We call these flowers; Rain Flowers… they are some kind of lilly.  As soon as they smell rain, they come out in flower.  From a green stalk to a flower in 24 hours… I just love them.  We had a thunder storm last night with a few drops of rain… and look what happened.

 

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Top of the Story Hill this morning; poinciana trees in full flower.  ‘Fire weather warning’ and heatwave conditions for the next few days.  When I was a young man, we never had ‘fire weather warnings’… now we have them all the time.  And people say, ‘there is no climate change… And I say;  ‘the people that say that live in air-conditioned city’s’.

Come and live in the real world and see how hot it’s getting.

I see things you cannot.

Last day of Spring

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Dawn November 30th.  The Sun climbing Eerwah… 20 odd days to Solstice.  The ‘old people’ must have found this as fascinating as I do.  Nobody can see what I can see, thats why I say; I see things you cannot.

Taken with my other Nikon.

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