Showing posts with label Weather. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weather. Show all posts

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Moment in Time -Hostel Tinktinkie-Santa Rosa de Calamuchita.

this moment} – A Friday ritual. A photo – no words – capturing any moment - A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment you want to pause, savour and remember.

“This Moment” is a ritual found on Life inspired by the Wee Man adopted from SouleMama which is an extension to Nelieta Travelling Adventures

This is our moment at Hostel Tinktinkie!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Storms and strange weather

The weather this year has been strange to say the least. January 2012 was incredibly hot and humid. To make things worse the wind was also hot. No rain. February saw tropical storms and March have surprised us all with a lot of rain. We are entering the last days of summer and on 21 March Autumn will officially start.

Yesterday the wind picked up and when I looked outside the window I saw the sky turning black. This didin`t look good and I started to close all windows and shutters. A storm was coming our way.

It didn`t take long before buckets of rain started to pour down. We were playing cards in the kitchen and every now and then mopped the water up that was creeping through underneath the door.

The storm lasted for about an hour and just as sudden as it started, it stopped.

From outside the hostel we could hear the water rushing in the stream 50m from us. We rushed to go and have a look. We were astounded by the amounts of water that were in front of us. The water circled around small trees and looked angry. I didn`t want to be in this water.

We took some photos and decided to go down to the river to see what was happening there. Ad suspected the river had a `closed` sign, which meant cars, bikes and people cannot cross the river. It is too dangerous.

We stayed there for a while and then headed back to the Hostel. Amazing how the climate is changing and I suspect this will be a cold winter.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The rain is here!

The days have been incredibly hot lately with temperatures peaking at 38 degrees. The past two years the Córdoba Province has been really dry with not enough rain. Here in the Calamuchita Valley we often have thunder storms and this Spring is no exception.

People often ask us if the rain storms are normal. I am not sure if it is normal but I have noticed in the last 4 years that sudden and intense storms are quite normal for the valley. It goes along with a quick and sudden change in the clouds,wind starts to blow and the sky turns a dark grey. It can be quite scary at times.

We quickly run and close all windows and make the animals comfortable. Luckily Ru and Maxie are not scared of the storms but they don`t like it.

Then within minutes buckets and buckets of rain seems to pour down from the heavens. This often goes along with thunder and it makes me miss South Africa. It is incredible to see all the water that forms dams in a couple of minutes. This normally lasts for about 20 minutes and then the sky pulls open again. Sometimes the rain will continue into the night but only a soft rain that wets and nourishes the earth. This kind of rain I love.

I always go outside after it had rained and smell the fresh, clean air - how everything have been washed clean. How wonderful is the rain! We still need a lot!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A storm underway!

Yesterday afternoon I took my daily walk and the weather was perfect! Clouds were forming in the sky and I was looking forward to smell the rain! I love that smell!

Spring is not officially here until the 21st of September but the trees have already started to turn green. But we need rain to wash away all the dust and traces of winter.

About an hour later the weather changed dramatically. The wind picked up and the sky turned an orange colour. We prepared for a massive storm. The wind kept howling all night but not a single drop of rain!

A lot of huffing and puffing and eventually it just stop...maybe it got tired!

How unpredictable can weather be?

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