Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Water set to rise at The Garden Centre in Brisbane Floods ???
This is a picture from the 1893 flood in Brisbane of The Lord Stanley Hotel in East Brisbane. The Lord Stanley is located across the road from The Cottage Garden Nursery in East Brisbane. They are predicting that these current Brisbane floods which may hit tomorrow or Thursday, may be worse then the floods in 1974. Apparently the site of The Garden Centre was shoulder height under water then. If the Cottage Garden Nursery had been there in 1893 you would not be able to see it in this photo as the 1893 flood was much higher then the 1974 flood. So what to do ? Kristen and the boys are planning to head over and remove as much as we can to our home here in Hawthorne, if it is possible. Thankfully we are on high ground in Hawthorne. Of course we are mindful that at the end of the day it is only "stuff". Our thoughts are with all our fellow Queenslanders who are in floods or bracing for floods. Our country is truely a land of "droughts and flooding rain".