Living on a farm and having our livelihood depend on the weather has long made me realise that Mother Nature is always the boss. Waking this morning to see the terrible footage of Toowoomba and surrounding districts being so horrifically flooded only reinforced that knowledge.
No matter what we plan, no matter how much knowledge we have, we are always at the mercy of the random forces of the natural world.
It is slightly surreal watching these images sitting on the other side of the country, surrounded by stark, dry as dust countryside.
My heart goes out to everyone affected by these floods. Tomorrow I will go into our local Westpac Bank and make a donation to their flood appeal. For the very simple reason that, much like the rest of Australia, I want to do something to help. And that's all I can think of to do.