15 February 2013

take a brolly, or risk it?

A week of unsettled weather with showers most days.  I'm sometimes questioned when I refer to taking 'the brolly' - it's a familiar term here for an umbrella.  Is it for you?

 looking up the street at 6 a.m., the skies aren't looking too promising for that morning walk in half an hour are they?
 
 in the opposite direction, there's a break
 
.. and by 6.30 a.m., a touch of colour as the sun rises 

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28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

no, that's not a saying we use here in the States. it's cute, though! :)

Montanagirl said...

Never heard of that saying, but it fits perfectly! Love the sky photos.

Bob Bushell said...

Skies are daunting, but, it is a beautiful skies.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

My first thought was it meant a condition of the skies as if they were "broiling up a storm". Doubt I'll use it in reference to an umbrella although I find many of the other terms and words used down under are pretty cool.

eileeninmd said...

Cute saying! Cool captures of your dramatic sky. Love the bottom shot with the sunrise. Happy Skywatching!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love that last shot. so beautiful. ( :

Jeanne said...

Brolly's are great as long as they don't turn inside out! Totally know that phrase. Lovely photos Carole!

Lisa Gordon said...

No, never heard of Brolly, but I love it!
These are really beautiful photographs, Carole.
The sky is amazing.

The Write Girl said...

It's so refreshing when sunrise bursts upon the sky. Beautiful sky shots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The sky colored up very nicely!

Karen said...

Beautiful dramatic skies. Yep, brolly is a term we use here.

Jim said...

Great sky shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jidhu Jose said...

sun rise give a nice hope too :)
nice shots

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Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful how the dark sky finally picked up some color!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF!Thank you for it and have a nice weekend!

schöngeist for two said...

was für wunderschöne Bilder vom Himmel!

Ich liebe solche Wolkenbilder und wenn noch die Sonne druch kommt!

Lieben Gruss Elke

Joop Zand said...

Great shots Carole.....nice work again.

Greetings, Joop

AmitAag said...

Mysterious skies!
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/02/call-beach-by-any-other-name.html

Brian King said...

I'm familiar with several Aussie terms, but brolly isn't one of them. I learned something new! Those are some fantastic cloud formations!

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful photos of this dark skies have photographed Carole.
Greetings Irma

NatureFootstep said...

lol, now I know what a brolly is. Thank you. Your first shot is really great with the streetlight on. :)

JDS said...

Nice photos. For some reason I always like the look of ominous clouds.

I have never heard the phrase "brolly" here in the United States, but I think I'm going to start using it because I like how it sounds and it's sure to be a conversation starter!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Umm nope- never heard that one! Bust I love that ominous looking sky at daybreak! Glad you didn't have to break out the brolly for your walk.

Red Nomad OZ said...

You can't be an Aussie and NOT say 'brolly', can you?? LOVE how the day turned out!! Gorgeous!

Liz said...

So did you take your umbrella!!
That last shot is lovely. I wish I was a morning person.

Stewart M said...

No need for the brolly down here today - unless you use it for shade!

Your not wrong about the number of pictures I took in Tasmania!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Those are some dramatic clouds! So pretty when the sun came up.
I've never heard the term brolly, but I think I might start using it here!

Judy said...

More gorgeous skies!!! I love the sunrise!!!