Today we will all be watching out for Cyclone Yasi, it was upgraded to Category 5 this morning with winds up to 300km per hour. The weather bureau has warned that it is likely to be deadlier than any storm seen in Australian living memory. Thousands of people have been told to leave Cairns which includes tourists/backpackers, and people are being evacuated from the hospitals to Brisbane, extra flights have been arranged to fly those out who don't live in the area.
Mother Nature is certainly giving this country a hard time lately, especially Queensland with this being the second cyclone in the past few days.
In the meantime I have managed to complete my Iris painting - I have no idea what type of Iris this is and have therefore given it the title of the suburb of where it was growing at my Mum's.