Officially autumn commenced 6 weeks ago, but there have been very few signs of its arrival.
This week however, our long hot summer appears to be fading. Our overnight temperatures have dropped to 17 C, with last night down to 12 C. We are delighted that the maximum has finally dropped below 30 C, ranging from 25 - 29 C.
Other signs - shorter days.
Sunset 5.30 pm.
Our first misty morning.
Note the dirty path. This parkland was metres under water, just 10 days ago.
Perfect temperature to enjoy Brisbane's Southbank precinct, beside the Brisbane River.
Yes, this is our autumn, along with crystal clear blue skies. The humidity is gone. Our energy has returned.
Last weekend we were driving on a road to visit friends. It took us passed a bend in the Albert River, where the flood truly took its toll, knocking down trees and eroding the riverbank and foundations of the bridge.
Displaced bitumen at the far end of the bridge.
How long will this gum stay standing.
A picture of tranquility now.
My friend Laurel was visiting her family in Proserpine, when Cyclone Debbie first began her trail of destruction.
I've attached a link to her account of her experience of the actual storm.
Not content with the damage she caused in Australia, Debbie continued across the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand's north island, again causing flooding, landslides and airport closures.
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