My backyard creek

The raging torrent that is running through my backyard.

View all photos taken: Monday, 10th January 2011, This photo: 9:30am


  • Xenedis said:
    Pretty soggy.
  • Unrelated Patterns said:
    Looks beautiful, but I do know some places are experiencing troubles with this very same influx or downfall of rain.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Yeah 'tis indeed.
    [] Well we're stuck at home, road out is flooded.
  • leadegroot said:
    (just so everyone knows - no, we're in no danger. The creek bed is always there and :knocks on wood: its never risen in a way that could endanger the house. It'd have to come too high and we're too far up the hill for it to get enough behind it to do it.)
  • James Lagden said:
    As expected for your garden David, not so good that mine looks similar!
    All this rain reminds me of the UK.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Quite so James ;-)
  • Jano De Cesare said:
    Quite a nice backyard you can look out the window at =)
    Congrats for the neat pic =)
  • teejaybee said:
    hehe I thought of how you were doing while watching the rain radar... is there much cut off in the area? I'm thinking of heading that way later on today, mainly for some mushroom shots.
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  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks!
    [] Cedar Creek Rd is cut at Kirk Lane and again at the green bridge near Andy Williams Park. It might be cut down near Halls Rd, but I can't get out to see.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Nah not really.
  • Unrelated Patterns said:
    [] That's no fun, I've been there before. [Stuck at home by flood water.]
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Looks lovely though David. Hope you all get a reprieve soon!
  • Panorama Paul said:
    With all this news of the flooding down under... I was thinking of emailing you on Friday to ask you how your creek was doing... you must have read my mind!? :)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Well we have food, and power, and I have photos to process, so it's not that bad really. I can think of worse places to get stuck ;-)
    [] They reckon we'll be down to showers by Wed.
    [] Lea's made a post about the main creek here:
  • accesser said:
    Hope you are stocked up on supplies I had a look from the other side today before work its moving pretty fast.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Yeah got enough meat and milk for about a week or so. Canned goods to last a bit longer. Should be fine.
  • looby88 said:
    after that you start on the chooks, dogs and then you draw straws, think the water should be receding by then, hopefully anyway !!
  • johammond said:
    So much water!
    Stay safe David! So many horror stories out there at the moment!
  • David de Groot said:
    Just checked the creek again, too much rain to take a camera up there, but imagine this about twice as high and flowing faster and you get what it looks like now.
  • looby88 said:
    just been watching videos on the news, dams absolutely overflowing, people sitting in cars being swept away, walls of water. This is so not Australia, latest news ( via yahoo) said its heading Brisbane way and that could get flooded too. We have had our fair share of flooding in the UK in recent years and a lot of money has been spent on flood defences - but you just dont expect this amount of water for you. Stay safe, thinking about you all
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Definitely a large amount of water. Very scary images out of Toowoomba (160km west of here).
  • looby88 said:
    Thats the place, now Brisbane has seen panic buying, well panic generally, poor people, really sad, its the same thing thats caused massive snowfalls in the US, our coldest Dec for over a 100 years, the earth is having a another wobble it seems, terribly sad for all concerned
    Hope none of your friends and family are in the flood areas
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Humans as a whole are resilient beasties though. We'll pull through the earth's little hiccup just fine.
    On a more local scale, if people kept more than a days worth of food in their house, panic buying wouldn't happen. At any point we generally have at least a weeks worth of food here (more if you count tins and dry ingredients). Preparedness makes a huge difference.
  • looby88 said:
    I'm well stocked up, old habits die hard so as long as I have some form of power we could survive for over a week- providing we had clean water that is, dry pasta wouldnt be much fun, milk wouldnt last beyond a week, I try and keep chocolate in, I even hide it from myself - but dang I always find it again !!
  • James Lagden said:
    [] Shame about that flooded creek or I would come to yours for dinner then!