Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

WATERSPOUT

It was a cold and stormy day yesterday. We were blogging away when our SIL, David said, "Hey, look out of the window."

This is what we saw...I grabbed the camera and was lucky to get these shots from the balcony.


Waterspouts are mini tornados, they usually lose momentum before coming to land.

22 comments:

Jan said...

So exciting you were able to capture the waterspout. There must have been a few about, as they were mentioned on the weather tonight.
All the best, Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow, I'm glad they usually lose momentum. It's cold in Sydney? Of course I knew your seasons were opposite (really and I even know why ;>) -- but except for this post, your skies are always so bright and blue. Being originally from Oregon (dreary and rainy in the winter), I tend to forget that it can be cold when the sun is shining.

Joan Elizabeth said...

How interesting ... I've never seen one of these.

Gattina said...

Wow ! what a spectacle ! Amazing !

whiteangel said...

Well done Diane. Photos came out well.

Sunny said...

What exciting pictures! Not a good place to be in a boat at that moment.
☼Sunny

Artoholic said...

What an amazing series of images Diane - WELL DONE!

Looked quite ominous, must have been quite a miserable weather kinda day.

jennyfreckles said...

Gosh, those are terrific photos - you were well placed to see it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Diane... Great picture of the waterspout... I have seen pictures of them--but have never seen one in person. That was fabulous that you saw it and got some great pictures.

Hugs,
Betsy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is a scary sight! Tornados do so much damage here. I'm glad they lose power there before coming to shore. Your photos are fantastic!

DayPhoto said...

WOW! That is really cool. Frightening, but really neat!!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Kay said...

Amazing photos.

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shots Diane, I haven't seen one in a long time.

J Bar said...

Brilliant shots Diane. They are difficult to capture.

Seven Shillings Beach certainly is a peculiar name. I did a bit of research and it seems the name came from the price of the fishing rights on the beach sold by Aboriginal Gurrah, to local William Busby in the 1800s. I've added the info to my post.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eden said...

Beautiful shots, Diane. We had waterspouts too few days ago. I just knew it from the news and saw some of the pictures from channel 9 website.

Happy WW

A Garden of Threads said...

Stunning, great capture.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Wow! Those are amazing photos! Stay safe and give Utah hugs to the new Mommy for doing such a great job !

Julie said...

These are great shots - I saw one over on Bill's blog. I've never seen anything remotely like it.

How is Fox giong? Infection gone? HOme? How is Sonya coping? Answer me over at Dolwendee if that is easier.

JO said...

oh my... scary... interesting shot though.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Denise said...

What a great capture Diane, those are impressive photos!

Kermit Kaino said...

wow great photos Diane. I need to learn from you. Cheers,

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Oh, you did capture that too? I only saw it on the TV!

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