Cyclone Dylan is close to shore now, due to hit land in about 9 hours.
We're in the range and will feel the effects, but the direct hit will be south of us. Praying the Lord's hand of safety on everyone in this region.
The cyclone is coinciding with a king tide so widespread flooding will affect a large area here in Townsville. We're on the edge of the predicted flooding, but hopefully it won't get to us.
Today Mr E did some more securing of outdoor furniture and general tidying up around the grounds whilst I watched the wind and rain approaching from the sewing room (the still photo missed the wildly waving trees)...
...and prepared new designs for stitching.
I picked a bowl of fresh basil for tonight's pasta dinner in case it was all blown away tomorrow, but in general our meals are all quite simple at the moment...
It sounds strange, but life is quite slow and surreal on a cyclone watch in our home.
It was the same with Yasi in 2011.
Blossom and I are working our way through the last five episodes of our beloved Poirot tonight, and as the wind blows crazy outside, we sit calm and content with inner peace. God is good.
Mr E continues with his work, and Bob-the-dog and Princess Sophie sit close by - I wonder if they remember this atmosphere from Yasi?
I pray all my blog readers in the affected areas are safe and secure. xx