Friday, 7 September 2012

Gauteng Thunder

You know it's spring in Gauteng when darker clouds start to gather during the afternoon and the sky gets a greyish-yellowish tint:

Top - towards the west where the mines are where my man is doing water management (and therefor worried about the pits)
Bottom - Towards the southwest where he was sitting in horrible traffic on the N1!

An even darker cloud, looking like something from  "Independance Day (remember!) moved over. This was at 15h29, and look how dark it got:

The difference 10 minutes makes

And the heavens opened, in buckets.

Streaming down the driveway

Realised we'll need to think about drainage here...

The boys were excited about the hail on the trampoline!

"Look mom, a hail-ball"

Some sad-looking hail-battered flowers

And then the skies were blue again.

You would think we live in Ireland, with all these umbrellas.


Lynne said...

Wow! Kind of scary and exciting at the same time. I would love a good thunderstorm about now, it's so hot here.

Lori ann said...

i really felt like i was there, poor flowers!

Marieke said...

Impressive, we usually don't have that kind of rains here :)

Julia said...

whoa - i don't miss those storms at all ..!! ;)