One Word Photo Challenge: Hurricane – a Sheepish Serendipitous Story

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Jennifer from Jennifer Nichole Wells has asked us for hurricane images.  I came across this poor weather beaten tree at Frimley Park.  It looks like it has been bent over in heavy winds as it was growing with no protection for the elements.

Actually there is a sheepish story for this challenge – so this is for you Marilyn at SERENDIPITY.

Last March New Zealand faced their own version of a hurricane –

https://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/update-on-cyclone-pam/.

I was really worried as it Cyclone Pam had already devastated Vanuatu and it was heading towards New Zealand.  I was posting weather updates twice daily.  Civil Defence had been activated for Hawke’s Bay where I lived.  Shops had been emptied out as people expected the power to go out etc.  I didn’t go to that extent but yes, I was worried.  My son and I braced for the worse.

https://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/update-on-cyclone-pam/

So the Monday morning arrived.  It was raining heavily.  No wind, just rain.  I had my camera ready to get some really awesome shots. So I was ready.

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And ready. And…….

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Nothing.

Just the heavy rain.  But other parts of the country was hit with the heavy winds and rains with flooding.  Mostly up north and in the Bay of Plenty.

So I had got myself worked up and prepared for just a really bad wet Monday.

I did manage to go to Napier to get some shots of the wild surf:

https://decocraftsdigicrafts.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/after-cyclone-pam-high-surf-along-the-coast/

Now that was windy.  It was hard to stand  up straight and take some good photos.  Even the  other foolhardy, intrepid photographers there for the surf struggled with their tripods.

But the moral of this story is:

Be prepared.  You never know what will happen.  Even if nothing happens.  You are prepared.

One Word Photo Challenge: Hurricane

SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #11 – LITTLE GREEN BUG

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Cee’s Fun Fotos: Three’s Company

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Good morning from another cold and frosty Hastings day.  Hopefully things will warm up.  The whole country is cold – with snow around as well.  So it is nice to see some summery photos from the northern hemisphere bloggers.

So for Cee’s challenge over at Cee’s Photography is for showcasing the number three – so I delved into my archive to find some of my florals – what else.

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Three poppies

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Three pansies.

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Sorry Cee, I know you are not keen on bees,  but I found these three bees on this poppy.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Three Items for the Number Three

Three Crowns in Stockholm

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Three items or number 3

https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/cees-fun-foto-challenge-three4three/

THREE BY THREE

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