Once again, as I was about to head off to take some pictures, afternoon storms made me turn back. The result was a rather restrained set of images taken from whereever I was driest at the time!

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Callistemon (bottlebrush in flower) This member of the myrtle family (Callistemon) has the most fluorescent saturated pinky-mauve flowers. They look like I’ve done some trickery with Photoshop (which I haven’t)!

Storm clouds and chimney These afternoon storm clouds could, conceivably, be smoke rising from the chimney at the bottom of the image.

Storm on the window … and then the storm let loose.

Fenceposts at an angle Driving home, my eye caught the angle of these fence posts. What was pulling them over?

Overcast except for a line of sunshine The low clouds were curving over the top of the far side of the escarpment in the background. The middleground is streaked with a line of sunlight, left to right, sneaking past the clouds above.

November 9, 2004 podcast

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