21 12 2007

We were following the game on the net while pretending to work. We got up and stretched as the boys went into tea around 4pm…..and saw the storm front sweeping in from west by southwest.  

There is something about watching an approaching storm from an elevated space like the 15th floor. Lightning cracks and fills the bowl of the expanded horizon. A long time later thunder is heard. The front is all ominous darkness in a relatively light sky. In surprising speed, it is upon us. First the grey blue water of Port Philip Bay is hidden by this grey wall. The buildings are enveloped next. In a short while, the first drops splatter on the plate glass, followed by sheeting gusts of rain.  

As everyone drifts up to watch Nature’s show, one of the Aussies says “ I know we are in a drought here, but surely you blokes aren’t young enough not to have ever seen rain!”




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