I tried to get a photo of the rain but only ventured as far as the front verandah where it was bucketing down on the Monstera Deliciosa in the nearby garden. I had already been outside in the rain to check the wildlife and take out the wheelie bin so wasn't too keen on getting wet again.
My Northern Hemisphere readers might like to take a look at what one of our cyclones does to the towns on the coastline that are in its path Cyclone Debbie Photos.
This is what it is doing in the South East of Queensland at the present moment and the worst is still to come according to the weather forecasters. State schools were closed today and again tomorrow which wasn't a problem for the schools here as today was the show holiday. I doubt that the show would have been a popular place to visit today though. So it is a bit of a wait and see game now to see how the next few hours pan out and I hope and pray that those closer to the coast stay safe.
Also please pray for the recovery operation up north as many homes and businesses have been completely destroyed, power hasn't been restored in some areas and water is running out. The flooded roads have meant that help hasn't been able to get in as yet although some supplies could be flown in I dare say. With no power and air conditioning the humidity would be unbearable and the homes are starting to smell due to the wet carpet and furniture.
Not knowing what we had ahead of us I took some photos yesterday of a few plants in case they didn't survive the wind but are okay as yet. We have two pawpaw trees that have sprung up around the place and it will be interesting to see if we actually get any fruit although they won't like our winter weather.
They have quite a nice flower.
The Dragonfruit is almost ready to pick as it is completely pink/red now. I believe it just has to soften a little first.
The chyrsanthums I received for Mother's Day a few years ago and which I thought had died during the heatwave have reappeared with all the rain and are looking quite cheery.
Bananas don't keep too well in this weather so I had three huge overripe ones the other day and felt guilty for not using them so had a look for a sourdough recipe for banana bread and came up with this one from Cultures for Health. I used Dextose instead of sugar and also added some cinnamon. It must have tasted alright as my son ate five slices for afternoon tea. Ha ha!
So that's it for now. Hopefully everyone will get through the night without any damage from wind or rain. The rain depression has also moved into northern New South Wales and evacuations have already started down there. It is a huge system and I am sure everyone will breathe a sigh of relief when she heads out to sea.
Stay safe everyone!