Last night at 10pm, we heard an almighty roaring sound, the wind began, the rain began and we were up. Ivan went out the back to try and secure things and I opened the front curtains to reveal swirling wind and rain - it looked like a mini-tornado heading down our street. I thought we were going to lose every tree in the front yard. Within 20 minutes it was all over, no rain, no wind.
We went back to bed.
This morning we woke to clear blue skies, a cool breeze and a lower garden near the cottage decorated with most of the tops of our gum trees and piles of 15 -20 metre trees. We have trees down everywhere. Plus there was over 26mm of rain in that short space of time.
Mother Nature is in such a Huff at the moment, she is throwing temper tantrums. We are contemplating ritual sacrifices to appease the Gods!