AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

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)


Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's Not Snow!

I saw a very strange event this week!
This photo was taken on one of our many wet summer days.
The white spheres are not snow nor fallen blossoms.
They are hail!
And right after the hail appeared the sun - briefly!
A very odd photo opportunity for shadows!

Mystery of hail
A fleeting icy moment
Till sun melts its soul

And this is how it was just before the sun appeared!

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BLOGitse said...

hm...hail in Australia. Nothing surprises me anymore, weather is strange around the globe.
Great shadow shots though. Happy Sunday!

Sylvia K said...

You seem to be having strange weather like everywhere else this year! What a terrific, different shadow shot for the day, Gemma! I love it! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!


robin. said...

yes, the weather patterns are a changin' - thanks for sharing your hail shadow shot gemma. the sun came out here after i posted this morning. now i will have to post about our winter wonderland tomorrow. happy sss2!!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

It is hard to remember that whee you are, it is the opposite season! But it is a novelty when there is hail in the midst of summer-now you see it, now you don't!

Patti said...

Neat shadow shot!

We had hail here in Connecticut one afternoon last summer ~ an odd occurrence isn't it?

I posted something about it at the time.

Enjoy your week shadow seeking!

Kelly said...

What an unusual shadow shot! I first thought it was blossoms "shedding".

Fortunately for you the hail wasn't large. Amazing how much damage even marble-sized hail can do to a car or roof!

Anonymous said...

I can remember havinng snow here (in Scotland) in June, so I suppose it's not too strange that you had hail!

Ralph said...

That is the snow I wold prefer up north in the winter. Alas, that is not what we will see here anytime soon! Enjoy the beauty of Oz in the summer!

Anonymous said...

I love the sound of hail, just so it doesn't damage anything. :)

lotusleaf said...

What a wonderful picture! I love hail!

Teresa said...

What dangerous weather. So glad the sun came out to create those beautiful shadows.

Lea's Menagerie said...

Amazing occurance!
Great Shadow Shot!
Mississippi, USA

genie said...

You could have fooled me for sure. This is great....flower snow without the cold. Love your post this week. genie

Unknown said...

Nothing about this summer is surprising any more, but hail!!

Very strange, but makes for great shadows.

LV said...

What a difference a day makes.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Hail it is, oh my goodness! I've only experienced it once here.

Cassie said...

Cool Shadow Shots. How odd to have hail in the summer! Happy SSS Miss Gemma.

Mom Daughter Style said...

that sounds unusual but nice pictures!

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Catherine said...

Strange weather indeed but great close up shots

Susannah said...

Great post Gemma, with wonderful photos as always.

Thanks for sharing with I Saw Sunday, it is always good to see you. x

Francisca said...

Hail with sunshine... what off weather fellows. ;-)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Gemma girl ! OMG ! Hail ?
Was there thunder and lightning ?
That must have been VERY freaky to see happen .. and to catch the moment was fantastic !
Well done you !!
Joy : )

Leovi said...

Yes, a very curious pictures, I hope no hail would damage many plants.

Linda said...

great capture of the hail

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hail is mysterious. It comes, it goes.

Ms. Becky said...

glad it wasn't damaging. it doesn't last long and then it's melted. I love the shadows in the first shot. and the red stems on the leaves. fantastic shadow shot Gemma. happy SSS to you.

Rajesh said...

Very nice shadows from the plants.

Momgen said...

It sort like ice come from the sky. I remember we have like that here in our place and 95% of our crop was lost...Visiting from SSS!

Eden said...

Beautiful shots of the hail. Love the shadows too.

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Seow wei said...

I haven't seen hail, I live in a hot weather country, luckily we don't.



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