I’m in Brisbane for a few days. We were late arriving last night because – after Canberra Airport was closed the day before because it was surrounded by bushfires – yesterday planes from Sydney were diverted to Canberra because of a storm!
We flew around that storm on the way up to Queensland, and it was pretty spectacular sering all that lightning from the sky.
Here’s this morning’s view from my apartment.
Despite what the world’s news is reporting, the bushfires in Australia aren’t out! SOME are, but the rain people who don’t seem to understand the size of Australia are reporting on nonstop didn’t hit the whole country (we’re the same size as the United States – we don’t all have the same weather at the same time)!
A ten-minute hailstorm hit the south of Canberra at around 4:30 this afternoon, and then other parts an hour or so later, taking down powerlines all over the city. We had little rain – but a lot of ice!
The water bombing helicopters resumed flying over our city – still at work on the fires – immediately afterwards.
The sky has again turned a disturbing shade of pink because of the bushfires surrounding Canberra at the moment.
My book, The Landowner’s Secret, is on sale for $1.99 until the 1st of March!
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Read the first two chapters.
New South Wales, 1885
When Alice Ryan wakes to find thugs surrounding her cottage, on the hunt for her no-good brother, she escapes into the surrounding bush.
It is wealthy landowner Robert Farrer who finds her the next morning, dishevelled, injured, and utterly unwilling to share what she knows. With criminals on the loose and rumours that reckless bushrangers have returned to the area, Robert is determined to keep Alice out of danger, and insists on taking her into his home-despite the scandal it may cause. Convincing her to stay on with him for her own safety, however, is going to take some work.
What Robert doesn’t expect is his growing attraction to the forthright, unruly woman staying in his home. Before either of them can settle into their odd new situation, their home and wellbeing come under threat and they will need to trust each other to survive. But they are both keeping secrets, secrets that have the potential to ruin their burgeoning love, their livelihood … and their lives.
Filed under Australia, Books
Yesterday Canberra had its hottest day on record. And now, mid-morning, the bushfire smoke is worse than it has been since the 2003 firestorm.