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AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A River of Stones #11 ~ Queensland Floods


Collage by Gemma Wiseman ~ Photos taken from TV reports on Queensland's flood crisis - today on Channel 7 and Channel 9, Melbourne.
A super rain storm has been identified as the cause.
This is a 1 in 100 year event.
The wall of water tumbling through Toowoomba and Grantham has been likened to an inland tsunami.
~

A River of Stones #11 ~ Queensland Floods
Queensland flood crisis
Like realities melting
Kaleidoscopic
~

NOTE: Anna Bligh, Queensland's premier said:
It might be breaking our hearts at the moment
But it will not break our will.
~

3 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh, the floods, terrible! Realities melting, yes. Between the photographs and your stone, kalaidescopic. Powerful.

Miriam Drori said...

Wonderful imagery. Our lives are so fragile.

jabblog said...

Hard times for so many Queenslanders and the worst is not yet over. Very sad.

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