The cyclone has swept across the Gold Coast, leaving crashing waves, erosion of the beaches, uprooted trees and destruction everywhere. Now downgraded to a 1 category (in the cyclone table), Oma is still raging outside my house, rattling my blinds and driving my terrier dog Billy to distraction.

Cyclones are known to be unpredictable, and can blow out as quickly as they appear. With this in mind, I ‘ve found an image on my Twitter account by local photographer Dean Johnson, whose inages of the Gold Coast are spectacular.

Here’s a clip of a surfer bravely encountering one of the many high sided waves we’ve encountered. Nature is breathtaking in its beauty, its power, its penchant for destruction that leaves us in awe.

Happy creative week everyone! 🙌

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