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After the Storm ~ Eerie Morning Mist

The photo above of Mount Warning was taken this afternoon. The mountain spent a good part of this morning, however, hiding behind mist and low cloud.

During the night, at something-o’clock – it was too dark to see what time it was – I was rudely awoken by a massive thunderclap. The rain teamed down, thunder crashed, lightning flashed … and I fell back to sleep.

By just after 6 am – a far more respectable hour – the rain had stopped. In the distance I could still hear thunder grumbling, and as for the sky, it looked dark and eerie, colourful, patchy, and cloudy, all at the same time.

The photo above shows a patch of colour, as if a rainbow was attempting to appeared, but had collaspsed before it could form an arc.

As I clicked photo after photo, the sky changed before my eyes. Dark clouds rolled in above; more mist appeared in the valley.

Suddenly, thick mist began billowing up from the valley floor, huge amounts of mist, covering the whole area within seconds.

The last two photos above were taken just a couple of minutes apart. The mist increased until the valley was completely hidden, and it remained misty for the next couple of hours.

So that was the early morning of Tuesday, 11th May, 2021. A memorable morning in many ways …

Australia · autumn · clouds · Mount Warning · sunrise · Tweed Valley

The Pinnacle

All I could think of when I saw Mount Warning this morning is that the cloud formation around the top accentuated the pinnacle of the mountain.

This photo was taken at quarter-to-seven this morning. The days are getting shorter and the constant rain has darkened every day this week. It’s very unusual to have the lights on in the house most of the day, even during winter – and we’re not there yet!