Sometimes a roof is all you can see when the flood waters roll into town. The control box for the rowing and other water events in my city of Grafton, stands above the flood water. The railing to the left is on the roof of the shed that houses the rowing boats. The boats are safe and sound in the park, where the photo was taken, out of harms way. Across the river in the background, the levee keeps the houses, shops and industry of South Grafton safe.
Probably not many flood photos at Beckys. Drop in and find out.
The Daily Post word prompt: Prolific
A flock of Cormorants skim the Clarence River one foggy morning
The design on a glass bowl
Lilli Pilli berries and leaves scatter the ground after a storm
The flowers open on a Bangalow Palm this morning
Once the bird bath gets prolific, someone has to leave
Frank from Dutch goes the Photo word prompt: Forces
Near my property, sometimes the Clarence River rages when the rains are here and the rivers flow is enhanced. The Clarence River at Lilydale can flow at a sedate 8mgs/day and sometimes a summer flow may get to 12,000mgs/day. Today after some considerable rain fall, the river is flowing at over 20,000mgs/day. When the flood waters hit the river levels rise to over 100,000mgs/day. Once the flood flows reach Grafton, they can be at 5,000,000mgs/day
Here are some flood flows showing the forces of water in action.
The Clarence River at Lilydale on a lovely day. The river is a bit higher than normal flow.
A minor flood flow. The bridge was constructed low so when flood flows occur, the rivers debris doesn’t impact on the bridge.
This is a bit of a lower flow. The water is making waves as it flows over the old wooden bridge.
The Bottlebrush trees are able to withstand the flood flows as the have supple trunks and bend with the flow.
Yes. That is 4 meters above the level of the bridge
Paula has given us some great words to challenge our thinking. This time I have failed to find a photo in my folders or even find a subject to grab a shot. Where I live there aren’t many sheep as it is too wet. I have seen sheep about but do you think I could find any over the past few days. Looks like Ovine will have to wait.
Find some fabulous photos at Lost in Translations Thursday Special for March
I don’t usually do double photo challenges but looking a photo for for Cees Black and White Photo Challenge: Water and then the idea for Colours that Start With the Letter S came along, which just started words tumbling from my mind.
Upon a silver sea
the fishers return.
A hold full of fish
At the dock
the buyers return.
Their partners and children
await their return.
Once unloaded and refreshed
to the sea again they return.
There is a new bridge being built over the Clarence River at Grafton. There is all sorts of construction stuff in the water. I saw this yellow drum but it just looked like a yellow drum in the water. I set my Canon Powershot to Toy Camera function and here is the result.
Have a look at the other Mundane Monday photos
This month Paula has selected some difficult words for Pick a Word in December I hope I am up to the challenge.
If you need to know why I selected these photos, write in the comments and I’ll try to explain the workings of this brain.
• Post a B & W photo for 7 days.
• 7 black and white photos of your life.
• No people.
• No explanation.
• Challenge someone new each day.
Falling Water is the theme from Dutch Goes the Photos Tuesday Challenge Have a look at the great photos others have contributed
The Clarence River water rushes over the rocks at Lilydale near my place.
Ellenborough Falls are quite spectacular as the water tumbles into the deep ravine.
Cee’s fun foto challenge Winter – Water
Looking through my photos, my winter photos don’t really reflect winter at all. I guess winter here isn’t the same elsewhere. I don’t get snow, only two or three frosty days and it rarely gets to 0 degrees. So I am just doing water for this challenge.
I like to photograph water especially when there are interesting reflections on the waters surface.
The sunset adds to the wonderful colours.
The ripples and colours make a certain mysterious affect.
And sometimes a ghostly visage makes an appearance
Late afternoon on a cloudy day and a bit of a breeze with water lilies covering the water surface
Every now and then the part of Australia I live in has floods. The Clarence River can be spectacular when the floodwaters come. This is the River gauge showing how high the water rises.
Here are what some buildings look like. This is the tower on top of the boat shed.
At least it is dry in the pub
Here are the steps going up to the pub when the water isn’t covering them. The bottom of the steps are about 1 meter above normal river level.
This what the Clarence River looks like near my place many kilometers upstream
The floodwaters empty into the ocean creating foam that washes onto the beaches and rocks.