We have had some pretty extreme weather in this part of the world in the past week or so. Large areas of the Southern Cape have been declared Disaster Areas due to flood damage. Luckily we only caught the tail end of it, so although we had some decent rains, we escaped the flooding.
However, one good thing about extreme weather is that it tends to create spectacular skies, so here is a selection of photos taken during the past week, in the area around our house.
Sunday morning, this is the view that greeted me as I stood on the front veranda at 5.09am.... looking across the park, the sun just beginning to tinge the row of clouds building along the horizon.
On Monday morning at 4.33, the moon was going down in the West, and was creating great effects behind some puffy little clouds. If you look closely you should see a rainbow effect around the circle of light.
By 5.02 The sun was playing gently with the interesting clouds towards the North East, creating soft pastels
And 4 minutes later at 5.06 the moon was well below the clouds, almost on her way down
While at the same time, in the opposite direction, the sun was on her way up, and had backlit those same puffy little clouds
The peaceful beginning to the day soon gave way to howling gale force winds, with clouds building all day, and intermittent rain.
12 hours later, we had a heavy downpour, which lasted for a brief period, before the clouds were blown off across the sea.
I went and stood on the edge of the cliff across the park, and got a wonderful view of the storm, which had moved across the sea to the other side of the bay...
leaving in its wake a rainbow, and promise of blue skies the next day.