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09 December 2014 @ 09:59 pm
Stormy skies  
This is what the sky looked like, while I was walking home from the bus stop this evening:

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Photo doesn't show it too well but the clouds were a really peculiar shade of blue, like a light denim colour. Made it home in the dry, fortunately, though the rain started soon after and there have been storm warnings all evening, moving steadily northwards. In their wake they've left a lovely cool change. I'll sleep well tonight, without needing the ceiling fan.

I love being in the city at this time of year. All of the street decorations are up, the tree has been erected in King George Square, and there are all sorts of Christmassy things happening. Even the buskers are getting into the spirit of the season. I'm even considering going carolling on Christmas Eve - god save all our eardrums from that! *g*
Current Mood: calmcalm
ali15sonali15son on December 9th, 2014 01:05 pm (UTC)
wow that is a very dramatic skyline ...how hard did it rain , and we are considering going to a carol service at church next week , that should be off putting for everyone else !!!

Edited at 2014-12-09 07:41 pm (UTC)
miwahni: Pros Doyle Christmasmiwahni on December 10th, 2014 11:08 am (UTC)
It did eventually bucket down for a while then settled into a light drizzle that lasted most of the night. Woke up to a cool, fresh morning. Lovely.

With the carol service you'd be one of many voices. My step sister sings in a production of Handel's Messiah every year, she loves singing with other people.
byslantedlight: Blue skiesbyslantedlight on December 9th, 2014 02:07 pm (UTC)
Oh that looks gorgeous - I love skies like that, all dramatic and coloured! And yeay for storms and rain and cooling down when you need it. This time last year I was desperate for the same - funny to think that this year I'm all chilly when I go out, and looking for my woolly gloves! *g*
miwahni: Pros Christmasmiwahni on December 10th, 2014 11:09 am (UTC)
Such a turnabout for you. When you were here last year Melbourne had some scorching days, I remembered wondering how you'd cope after so long away.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on December 9th, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC)

I love the sky but what I'm most taken by in that picture is the buildings. We tend to think of different places in the world as being defined by their different sceneries but on top of that so much of the man made scenery is different as well. That row of businesses wouldn't look like that in either the UK or the US>
miwahni: Cats Yule feelin coolmiwahni on December 10th, 2014 11:14 am (UTC)
It's one of the things I love about travel, and whenever I go away a large proportion of my photos are of streetscapes. That particular ribbon strip of shops is IMO quite ugly (but all too common unfortunately) and I actually hesitated about putting the photo up for that reason, but it is what it is. To the right of the photo, behind the trees, is the far corner of the local shopping mall which also lacks any architectural merit. And they play classical violin music on loudspeakers at each entrance, to deter teenagers from hanging around. I think that gives you a fair idea of the demographics of the area, yes?
mrua7mrua7 on December 9th, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
Wow it looks amazing, and I'm sure it was even more so in person.

Hmmmm buskers, me likee. I've done a little busking now and then...usually around March 17th if I don't have a gig.

Edited at 2014-12-09 09:41 pm (UTC)
miwahni: Sherlock Xmas Mycroftmiwahni on December 10th, 2014 11:17 am (UTC)
I like the atmosphere that buskers add to the mall. I hope people were generous to you.
mrua7mrua7 on December 10th, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
Not always as they were too focused on getting drunk. Me and my fiddler friend usually set up outside the local pub, but since it's in March...it gets a bit nippy.

Last year I didn't busk because of being ill. Will see how it goes this year....hmmm maybe they'll feel sorry and be generous because I'm using a walker. ha! I'm so bad....
miwahni: MFU  Fascinatingmiwahni on December 11th, 2014 10:20 am (UTC)
Nothing wrong with going for the sympathy vote. *g*
mrua7mrua7 on December 11th, 2014 02:39 pm (UTC)