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Posted on: April 18, 2014, 07:25:09 am
Posted by: caskur™
Well, what do you do on a Good Friday? Have a Barbie down under the Old Traffic Bridge in Freo of course... No wind which was great but again, an unexciting Sunset...



















Posted on: March 26, 2014, 08:47:48 am
Posted by: caskur
Another unremarkable sunset at Fremantle tonight!













Posted on: March 23, 2014, 09:48:40 pm
Posted by: caskur™

Still hot and dry here… with a hint of a rain promise to come… maybe. It’s quite stressful, some rain fell north of Perth but missed us. Someone must be getting our rain somewhere cuz we’re sure as hell aren’t getting any.







Posted on: March 23, 2014, 04:51:32 am
Posted by: caskur™
This is what 3rd Rail Nongs said about my last sunset...


Cookie Mobster reckons - “Wow thanks for that ive never seen a sunset before, you know it could be good enough for amatuer photograph competitions....if there are not to many entries...and they are all s hit........like yours.”

NSFW reckons- “He wasn't saying it about the swamp, he was saying it about your photography, stupid. And he's right; your photoshopped offering is unremarkble and mundane - and we can say this because in the forum description it clearly states we can rate the offerings here.

Do better, d ickhead. I expect nothing less than award winning photography from someone of your advanced dotage, you're supposed to improve with age.”

I never said anything about the sunset being “remarkable” In fact, it indeed was most decidedly unremarkable but it was the fist sign of a approaching electrical storm. I turned it into something more than it was by removing some ugly pieces of the neighbours TV aerials, saturating the colour a little and adding the swamp. Meanwhile, that storm did in fact, electrocute 5 people, one sadly is going to die when they turn off the life support.


http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/german-backpacker-stefanie-wiedenroth-critical-in-hospital-after-lightning-strike/story-fnhocxo3-1226862208636


German backpacker Stefanie Wiedenroth critical in hospital after lightning strike







A YOUNG German backpacker remains in a critical condition she was struck by a freak lightning strike in rural WA on Friday.

Stefanie Wiedenroth was working for a sheep crutching contractor at Muntadgin near Bruce Rock when she was hit just before 9am.

The 22-year-old’s employer Darren Major said he was standing about 25m away from Ms Wiedenroth went down.

“We were getting ready to work and Stefanie was walking around in a paddock getting ready,” he said.

“Right above us it was basically blue skies but just off to the west of us there were clouds brewing but nothing to be concerned about; it was basically just a normal day.

“It was just a freak lightning strike, that’s the only way I can describe it.”

Mr Major said four other people standing close to Ms Wiedenroth at the time the lightning hit were also thrown to the ground but weren’t seriously injured.

“I was next to a truck and a spark jumped from the truck to my side, about a two to three inch spark,” he said.

“I didn’t get pushed over but it certainly made me jump.

“This morning it felt like I’ve woken up after a game of football; the right side of my ribs are sore and it just feels like somebody has punched me in the back of the head on the left hand side.”

Workers performed CPR on Ms Wiedenroth for about six minutes while Mr Major called for help.

They then drove her to Bruce Rock Hospital and she was later flown to Royal Perth Hospital by the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Shortly after Ms Wiedenroth was hit, Merredin local Ryan Ash photographed the imposing storm in the region.

It is believed this is Ms Wiedenroth’s second solo backpacking trip to Australia and her second trip to Muntadgin in the WA Wheatbelt.

Mr Major said Ms Wiedenroth had many friends in the tight-knit community and was well-liked.

“She’s full of energy, really enjoyed the country lifestyle. She said it was a totally different experience from Germany,” he said.

“We just hope that she pulls through and makes a recovery from this but at this stage I’m not too sure.”

It is believed Ms Wiedenroth’s family are flying into Perth from Germany tomorrow.
Posted on: March 21, 2014, 02:09:43 pm
Posted by: caskur™
But yesterday'sunset was pretty... The lightning show didn't reach me yesterday... Sob... Please, won't someone make it rain here?

Posted on: February 25, 2014, 10:42:09 am
Posted by: BradleyMeininger
I saw one poor bastard riding his motorcycle through the traffic getting pelted with huge hail on the news....the news is still on and so we going to see more....ummm, problems...I was worried my new solar panels was going smash....the hail was so, so loud on the colourbond roof...

nitey nite little Perthites... you don't have to water tonight....



Weather seems to be indifferent in last few years and I am really worried about weather this year.
Posted on: February 25, 2014, 09:24:27 am
Posted by: caskur
Where and why?

Posted on: February 24, 2014, 04:05:46 am
Posted by: BradleyMeininger
I saw one poor bastard riding his motorcycle through the traffic getting pelted with huge hail on the news....the news is still on and so we going to see more....ummm, problems...I was worried my new solar panel was going smash....the hail was so, so loud on the colourbond roof...

nitey nite little Perthites... you don't have to water tonight....


Weather seems to be indifferent in last few years and I am really worried about weather this year.
Posted on: March 14, 2013, 06:38:06 am
Posted by: caskur™
PERTH got a soaking today with more than 30mm of rain dumped on some parts of the city.

By 5pm, Perth had recorded 26mm, Bickley in the hills south-east of Perth received a drenching of 33.6mm, while Rottnest got 27.6mm, Swanbourne 27.2mm, and Jandakot 30mm.

The Bureau says showers and thunderstorms would continue around the Perth area into this evening, but the heaviest rain had passed.

A thick band of thunderstorms throughout the day made driving conditions treacherous, but a Road Weather Alert that was issued had been cancelled.

A heavy cluster of thundery showers, clearly visible on the Bureau of Meteorology radar, hit the city around midday and dumped heavy showers for several hours.

The downpour prevented any play in the crucial Sheffield Shield match between WA and Queensland, which was due to start today at the WACA.



The SouthWest, Midwest, Central Wheatbelt and the Great Southern also received showers.

Adventure World closed

The inclement weather also brought an early closure at Adventure World in Bibra Lake.

The company announced on its website: "OK, OK enough's enough weather! We are officially going to close the park for the rest of today due to the proximity of lightning.

"If you are a season pass member of know anyone who was thinking of coming this afternoon, please pass the word on. Tomorrow's weather is looking hot and sticky so we look forward to seeing you all for a refreshing day out from 10am!"

Forecast for Friday
Min 18
Max 30
Chance of an early storm.

Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms contracting to the hills during the morning and clearing during the afternoon. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h.



Posted on: April 20, 2011, 06:26:52 am
Posted by: caskur™
Sunsets 20 4 2011




Posted on: April 07, 2011, 02:29:11 am
Posted by: caskur™



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45gLiQXvYuQ



Abrupt end to Perth's Indian Summer
Alex Zadnik, Tuesday April 5, 2011 - 12:49 EST
Perth has just experienced a record breaking run of autumn heat but it's all going to come to an abrupt halt on Thursday.

March was the hottest on record for the city and we have recently broken a record of consecutive days above 30 degrees. Tuesday 5th April is expected to be the 16th consecutive day above 30 degrees, smashing the previous autumn record of 12 set in 1998.

Wednesday will be the last day of warmth for some time, with a strengthening cold front bringing an increase in cloud and wind as it approaches late in the day. Brisk southwest winds will sweep through Perth on Thursday morning with the front, bringing showers and the coldest conditions in around 4-5 months.

Rainfall totals will probably only reach 1-5mm across the city on Thursday but could exceed 10mm through coastal suburbs. Despite the small rainfall totals, the showers will be welcome, given there has been nothing in the official gauge since the 1st February.

Perth will struggle to reach the low 20's on Thursday, so it looks like being the coldest days since last spring. The wintry chill will come as quite a shock to the system, as there hasn't been a maximum below 25 degrees since January.

- Weatherzone

Posted on: March 24, 2011, 05:56:06 am
Posted by: caskur™
Heatwave all this week... I took this because of the colouring... I thought it was a pretty


Posted on: March 20, 2011, 03:48:38 pm
Posted by: caskur™
That sounds good to me...

the only thing I will miss about summer if the long daylight... this was our worst summer yet.

at least I have air condtioning now as I am richer and older... but when I was young and poorer, I had no such luxuries and when I think about it, no one did.
Posted on: March 20, 2011, 12:22:09 pm
Posted by: «ŠÞëärƒïsh»
It's sunny and 48F so far this morning!

After today the forecast is for rain and/or snow.
Posted on: February 26, 2011, 08:57:17 pm
Posted by: caskur™
Brekkie at my sister's place this morning...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkmWeLDZ5wo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH1jx04NbuA

Posted on: February 26, 2011, 04:02:33 am
Posted by: caskur™
Nah, these are as sweet as.... table grapes.... they also get made into raisins...


Posted on: February 25, 2011, 11:00:15 pm
Posted by: «ŠÞëärƒïsh»
Wow! Grapes!

I had grapes in Wyoming but they were dark red and quite bitter - good for jelly with LOTS of sugar.

It's up to -5F after -6 earlier.  Supposed to start warming up after tomorrow.
Posted on: February 25, 2011, 02:23:00 am
Posted by: caskur™
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZW3SXM6Pog
Posted on: February 21, 2011, 04:59:42 am
Posted by: caskur™
lol...that was funny and so, so true....'go bloody home'.... that is my motto too.
Posted on: February 21, 2011, 12:46:02 am
Posted by: flabio
I wish more people would opt to stay inside here. All the new Canadians don't know their arse from a hole in the ground when it comes to driving in winter conditions. I always hope that our harsh winters will make them want to return to wherever the heck they came from. But unfortunately in most cases, it doesn't...

Posted on: February 20, 2011, 08:34:01 am
Posted by: «ŠÞëärƒïsh»
It's 4F and snowing - looks like it will be a good day to stay inside for awhile.

Posted on: February 19, 2011, 06:23:43 pm
Posted by: caskur™
Hahahahaha, the reason, I have a double brick house now is a fire burned down the last one, 11 yrs ago.. Valentines day,.... so this fire in my street paniced the hell out of me.
Posted on: February 19, 2011, 04:18:37 pm
Posted by: flabio

your cracked windshield would be illegal in my state..... instant red sticker on the car and ordered off the road.

Small rock chips have a nasty tendency to turn into big cracks due to temperature contrasts our vehicles experience during the harsh winter months. And yes, my windshield is border line legal, but the cops let a lot slide until well into spring. They have no choice really.

Thanks for the video!

Anytime... Wink

we are an over-governed society....


We as well. Maybe we could stand to learn something from all the going ons in the Middle East as in late...


a piece of real life.... where there is smoke, there is a house on fire.

I've noticed in your video series that your house is mostly brick, so you probably don't worry too much about fires, eh?
Posted on: February 18, 2011, 07:42:48 pm
Posted by: caskur™
The houses are close enough to each other there's always a chance the neighboring houses could catch fire, too, isn't there?



Yep.... they're cramming people in smaller lots because they want to stop the urban sprawl .... there is too much natural bush disappearing to new suburbs and they claim want that one minute but eventually they do bulldose the bush.... they keep eating into the bush.... we original habitants hate that.... so does the wildlife.
Posted on: February 18, 2011, 07:10:58 pm
Posted by: «ŠÞëärƒïsh»
The houses are close enough to each other there's always a chance the neighboring houses could catch fire, too, isn't there?

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