Fluffing around with the layout and design of blog. Wet – Avoca Beach. This could take some time.

Love the root system of this fig tree  along the banks of the Parramatta River in Sydney. On the second day of 2012 we are enjoying another hot, dry day after months of rain in 2011.

The Entrance Farmers Market The Entrance Farmers Market this morning, fine and sunny, crowded, lots of stalls. Bought my home-made soap, vegetables and home-made sausage rolls which I wished I had bought more of and put in the freezer. Looking towards The Entrance Bridge with the children’s wading pool in the foreground left.

Great graphic of Cyclone Yasi’s path as it heads towards Mount Isa, tonight http://www.abc.net.au/news/infographics/cyclone-season-2010-2011/ as it passes over Mount Isa it will then continue across the state border into the Northern Territory and then head towards Alice Springs ——————————— “Mining giant Xstrata is evacuating personnel from its operations at Mount Isa and Cloncurry in the … More

Cyclone Yasi. Jo Nova of joannenove.com.au reports >To give you some idea of just how expansive Yasi is, look at the size of it compared to the continental USA, and the UK just for scale. More here

Summer Heat It is currently 42c degrees (108F) at 4pm in my local area ‎42C on the coast today … this evening Darcy the cat as well as the dogs, Bailey and Kahlua had a tepid water wash … interesting …they are re-vitalised

Cyclone Yasi to on its way to Northern Queensland Yasi will cross the coast Wednesday night and is expected to gain momentum and strength. It is currently a category two and predicted to be a category four on touchdown. Looking at the WeatherChannel site you can watch the movement of the cyclone. To me it … More

Sitting here at home relaxing after spending most of the day in Sydney to celebrate Australia Day 2011. Myself outside St Marys Cathedral keeping Mary MacKillop St Mary of the Cross company.

I have been on Facebook to check how my nephews living in Brisbane are going … Adam’s street has been closed and the flood is on the other side of the hill, they are hoping the hill protects them. Later, I was on the phone to my sister and Adam rang to ask his dad … More

More video footage from 10 January floods in Toowoomba. Thanks to whitelightbringer for uploading to youtube. These waters are heading East towards Brisbane. On Thursday, the city will have 6,500 homes in danger of flooding.

Extraordinary footage of flash flooding in Toowoomba, Queensland today. NewsOnABC This is scary, people were in these cars. Eight Dead, 72 Missing.

ABC News(Australia) have asked the flood victims to record their experiences of the onset of the floods in their regions. Anne and Bruce Chater, a schoolteacher and doctor from the small central Queensland town of Theodore returned from a trip to Nepal on 20 December in time for Christmas and are now coping with floods … More