Friday, December 31, 2010
HAPPY NEW YEAR [be careful what you wish for!!]
As I type this post, the time is closing in on 2010, so I will take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, healthy, happy and prosperous 2011, with many hours to create beautiful things, AND to share them with friends.
Many of you know that very often in my part of the world we lament the lack of rain. Of course, many of you know too that at the moment my district is experiencing the highest flood levels on record. We are in no danger of course, but all of the people in our little township have had to be evacuated and spend time away from their homes. I feel for them this New Year's Eve and hope they are home again soon. A number of times we have been told about the river heights, ie where the water rises, etc., and a number of times I've remarked that I'd really like to see that!! Well, take it from me - be careful what you wish for. The photograph above is still not the end of the story. It has risen since this series of photos was taken. I decided to try the Stitch Photo part of my program, and this panoramic view of the rising water is the result of some fun playing on the computer. My little camera also has a Stitch Assist function which I've used to capture consecutive frames. It's an interesting exercise.
I also have a few shots of a little drama that unfolded as a result of the flooding. Our neighbour realized he had cattle stranded and could possibly lose them. He managed to secure the services of a helicopter in the hope of a rescue. I'll post these few small photos, and you can work it out for yourselves. The chopper was on the job just after 5.00am this morning.
Bear with me if I post another flood photo. I have to tell you, I am not going to see this again in my lifetime I'm sure, so it is big news in our life at the moment. Thank you to my friends for showing such concern not only for us, but for our extended community. Australians really are good to know in a fight.
Take care all. I have not set myself a challenge as such this year, except to do some bigger projects, and try to be a more organized person, not dallying so much with my thoughts. I have enjoyed the Blogger experience, not just for sharing my world, but to be part of so many other wonderful artists' creativity.
See you all next year...................LOL.........