Posted by: Gregoryno6 | July 29, 2017

And now, a few pictures of the weather.

At this time of the year, the citizens of Perth and southwestern Australia are reminded on a daily basis that they live unprotected from the harsh storms whipped up in the Southern Ocean. Sitting by my window on the seventh floor on Wednesday, I had the perfect view of rain belting down and scattering pedestrians. The streets looked more like rivers as 20mm of liquid sunshine poured itself all over the city in a couple of hours.

In a few months from now, the scene will be very different.

Morton Boe has been a firefighter for more than twenty years, and he’s been up close to many bushfires with his camera.

Winter can be rough in this part of the world. But summer even more so.

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  1. We’ve had our share of fires this season in SoCal, exacberated by the record rainfall during the winter.

    • Just got back indoors after a trip to the shops. Picked up what I needed and had to wait five minutes for the deluge to let up.
      Ten minutes later I’m halfway home and the cloud is breaking up. Put the umbrella away…
      Come Christmas, though, it will be relentless blue sky day after day, week after week.

  2. Fantastic photos lovely article stressing the importance of not being complacent


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