Monday, April 25, 2011

Beauty or Beast????


It has been quite a while now since the January floods, and I don't mean to open old wounds.  I've had this photograph for quite a while and really wanted to share it with everyone.  It was taken by a friend of mine, as she was flown around the district by helicopter.  Even though it reminds me of so much destruction, I can't help but see the beauty in it.  This is a bird's eye view of the river country on the property where we live [and neighbouring properties as well].  You cannot see the property houses, they are hidden by a dark tree line just in from the left side of the frame [the photograph was taken in fading light].  The building you can see is one of the neighbouring property sheds.  The house is also there, hidden by trees.  They are approximately six kilometres from us as the crow flies.  I hope you can see how the river meanders sharply on it's journey - the 'river proper' is rather insignificant when compared to 'the overflow'!!  We are going to have this made up into a larger photograph and framed to remind us that when it rains, well, it pours.

7 comments:

shirley said...

Wow Linda, what a sea of water as far as the eye can go..this is an amazing picture...Hope you meant the house is on the high ground behind those trees.

Lets pray this does not happen to such an extent for a while.

Dianne said...

Oh My, Linda. This is a somewhat spectacular photo. Awesome and at the same time a little bit scary. I love the clouds reflecting in the waters. It would be well worth framing as who knows if we will ever see this again in our lifetime. A bit of history albeit dark times for some. Thank you for showing us. Di.

DIAN said...

Linda, thanks for the reminder of what some people have experienced recently. The news cycle moves on and we get on with our busy lives while I am sure others are still struggling to rebuild their properties and their lives.

Frances Leate said...

An incredible photo Linda and I don't think anyone will forget these images for a very long time. Take care.

Robin Mac said...

Wonderful photo Linda, takes me back to the 1950s when there seemed to be similar floods all round the place.

Radka said...

Some picture, Linda!

Katherine said...

Its heart-breakingly beautiful. To see so much water after so long a drought. Such a shame that so many have lost everything in its path.