rain coming

 

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drought breaking

storm clouds bringing rain

and lightning

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Over the last 5 days across Victoria we have experienced rain, storms and then more rain. Winds over 100 K have been common with 7 metre swells in Bass Strait.  Many towns and farming communities have been living with drought conditions , dams were empty and water and feed was being trucked in. There has been a reprieve but more is needed. These images were taken on May 7th from the Black Rock cliffs not long before sunset. Then the storm arrived.

This is my contribution to  RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 96 Lightning&Rain  A weekly haiku challenge inspiring haiku poets around the world to be creative. Visit the site here https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-96-lightningrain/ 

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24 thoughts on “rain coming

  1. Fantastic pictures. The clouds look so angry and heavy. I wouldn’t be on the water with wicked clouds like those hovering. Great haiku. I’m glad there was some relief from the drought. I hope you get more rain.

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    1. The drought is only partly broken. Those kinds of winds are very common here. Bass Strait off to Melbourne’s South has some of the stormiest wind/weather conditions in the world, up near the Straits of Magellan at Tiero Del Feugo

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    1. The general consensus here in Australia is that its called Global Warming. However our federal government is stacked with climate change deniers. They believe the .02% of scientists who deny climate change are correct.

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  2. The drought must add an extra element of excitement when viewing storm clouds. I was impressed by the high winds and waves you reported. Your haiku and photos mark a very important event.

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