After watching the devastation caused by flooding in many Queensland towns over the last few weeks, it is now Brisbane's turn to wait for the water to come. While our home is thankfully on high ground and in no danger, so many friends live in areas that are predicted to go under over the next two days. I find it hard to tear myself away from the news bulletins and tweets, and my heart has been breaking for those families who lost loved ones in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. It is so hard to comprehend how much of this state has been affected by flooding - an area twice the size of Texas and five times the size of the United Kingdom - and it seems petty to worry about the little, everyday frustrations when such an enormous event is taking place. The photo above was taken in the most recent major flood Brisbane suffered, back in 1974. This one is predicted to be worse.
And so we watch, and wait, and pray.