Wednesday, November 7, 2012

One busy day

Black skies, thunderous thunder, lightning strikes and short very heavy rain falls.  Not in Melbourne though!

We live in a area where the power supply is "fragile" - anything and everything can plunge us into a pre-electricity existence.  In the past week trees fell on a line 70km away and plunged the surrounding towns - including ours - into darkness for nearly three hours (trees which some locals campaign to keep, despite the danger they bring), a possum played for the last time in the transformer outside our house; yesterday a magpie's sense of direction failed it  and the transformer fuse blew and lightning strikes blew out transformers in several towns.

However, the world is still a beautiful place.

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