Thursday, January 13, 2011

So, so Lucky!! Close shave for the Cottage Garden Centre

What can we say? Watching what has happened to our city and our state is just so heart breaking. We just feel so incredibly lucky that due to the waters not going as high as estimated the Cottage Garden Nursery has been spared. The river peak was 4.6 m and not the predicited 5.5 m that would have seen the Nursery go under. Kristen managed to weave his way into the area this morning and took some footage of the waters next to the Nursery below. The waters had already started to recede as they came up to the garden bed you can see in front of the Nursery.
Again we feel just so lucky and relieved. But our neighbouring suburbs are in places partly under water and there is going to be a massive effort needed to rebuild our state.
This photo is of part of Norman Park, the corner of Stanley St East and Bennets Road, not far from the Nursery. For those of you who know the Blog and shop LilyG, that is the LilyG shop in the corner of the picture. It looks like the waters came very close to them too.
Our hearts go out to all of those affected but as Anna Bligh our premier says, we are Queenslanders and although this is breaking our hearts it will not break our spirit!

29 comments:

  1. Hang in there Katherine
    I'm so glad the garden center and LilyG were not affected... but imagine how hard it still must be for all of you up there... You are in my thoughts and prayers .. xxx Julie

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  2. I am glad to hear it didn't go as high as predicted. Looking at the footage of Brisbane city is heartbreaking but there is a lot of positivity about cleaning up and helping out, thats great to see.

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  3. I'm happy that you are Lily G were spared as I know both of you. My brother's home went under at Jindalee. My heart is still heavy today. It's all so surreal isn't it? I still can't believe it. Stay dry my sweet! x

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  4. So heartbreaking, I'm stuck in NSW and can't get back to help anyone, my house and my family are fine, but I'd like to be doing something to help!

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  5. Thank goodness. Still unbelievable. I don't even want to venture outside and see Rosalie.

    Nothing will be the same, I suspect.

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  6. Be strong you Queenslanders!! We are with you every step of the way.
    A new and better State will rise from all this.

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  7. Thank goodness the water didn't rise as much as expected. I'm breathing a sigh of relief for my blogging friends.

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  8. That was so close Katherine. Thank God it didn't get any higher! Now you can rearrange the shop and it will be even more lovely :P

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  9. So glad you have some good news to report Katherine. Take care. ;-)

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  10. I wonder if you may not want to say a prayer of thanks to Christ the Lord ?

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  11. Here is a site that may help out you and your readers.
    http://www.am20.com/floodcontrol.html

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  12. Oh Katherine, glad to see the Nursery didnt go under. We were lucky too that that river didnt reach 5.5.......xx

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  13. I was so pleased to read your blog this morning and to hear the good news that you didn't go under. As always my thoughts are with you all, Dee x

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  14. Katherine, I'm so pleased that the C-G-C is ok. BTW, there's a photo of the palm tree painting which I bought from you on my blog today. It's my favourite painting! Amber

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  15. So pleased to hear the Garden Centre didn't go under. Can't wait to see your lovely new space!

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  16. Whew! What a huge relief for you Katherine.
    I just can't believe what I'm seeing on TV. It's as if it's happening oversea rather than an hour up the road.
    Angex

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  17. That is great news. So glad your shop is okay.

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  18. Some good news out of so much bad news. Stay strong!
    alicia

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  19. Hey Katherine. Boy am I glad to hear everything is dry, and you're all okay. So, so close for you. You must be tired yet relieved. e are all high and dry but Ambiwerra is a lake and we now have a lake at the local park reaching all the way to Rocklea. Thankfully we have power back on! I think Anna Bligh has done a fabulous job keeping everyone well informed. She is a brilliant public speaker, and very reassuring. Again pleased all is okay. x

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  20. Been thinking about you guys. Glad to hear that all is good. Pam x

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  21. I'm so happy to hear it didn't get you. I'm in Adelaide and I haven't been able to tear my eyes away from the television for the last three days. It's like watching a movie and I can't begin to imagine what it's like there. But the Queenslanders have made my Aussie heart swell with pride at how they have all banded together to help and support each other. That goes for all the other Aussies and volunteers too.
    All the best to you and yours. And don't forget the Aeroguard!!
    Megs x

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  22. As I said below you paniccked

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  23. Thankful nature didn't deal you such a raw hand. All the best for the mop up around your suburbs.

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