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This blog is dedicated to Malta - my island home. My aim is not to bore you with history but to share my thoughts and a few facts together with a photo or two. For a more in -depth background of the island please go here. The purpose of this blog is not to point out the short-comings of the island. There are plenty that do that already. My wish is to show you the beauty of an island at the cross roads of the Mediterranean, a melting pot of history; a place where fact and fiction are sometimes fused to create unique myths and legends; a country that has been conquered so many times that our culture is a mish mesh of the lands that surround us and of lands far away. I confess that my greatest desire is to make you fall in love with this tiny enchanting island.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waterspout

September is here and with it come the first storms. There is always a feeling of exhilaration in the air as the hot summer days unwillingly bow out and let the cooler days of autumn take their place. Storms at this time of year can be quite spectacular – with lots of heavy rain, thunder and lightning. Today, the northern part of the island got to witness a natural phenomenon which occurs every now and then – a waterspout.

Photo by Joe Attard

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Unfortunately, I did not take this picture. I did not even see the waterspout. What am I talking about? We did not even get one drop of rain at my workplace in the southern part of the island. I am quite envious of people who managed to get a photo of it. Oh well … maybe next time.

Some more photos here.

12 comments:

  1. Those were fascinating photos. Loree, thanks for showing them!

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  2. Wow..very cool..such magic! How intriguing..wonder what it is like riding down that nature-portal? ha ha! interesting! Thanks Loree..my imaginations is whirling now!
    Kiki~

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  3. That's a real amazing picture ! I didn't know that you have heavy storms in Malta.

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  4. An amazing image! I've heard of waterspouts but have never seen one for myself.

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  5. That is so crazy looking! I have never seen one. My only experience with waterspouts was singing "itsy bitsy spider."

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  6. amazing photo!!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, it is nice to have someone all they way from Malta :)

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  7. That looks really spectacular, I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Living of the Gulf of Mexico, I have seen many but never with a camera in my hand, tant pis! They are just fascinating, usually short lived.

    (Thanks for keeping my blog company while I was away!)

    Genie

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  9. That is so amazing... I have never seen anything like that before!! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day:)

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  10. Whoa, I've never seen one, but it sure does look exciting! You live in such an interesting place.

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  11. Those things are fascinating, good capture!

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