Yesterday I travelled three hours and crossed the border into Queensland the Sunshine State. Unfortunately of late Queensland has experienced everything but Sunshine with December seeing some of the heaviest rainfalls in the last 100 years and the number of towns being flooded is increasing by the day. The initial flood area was bigger than the size of Germany and France combined, and now this has expanded further heading South with further bad weather predicted for the coming days. Some towns effected were victims of recorded flooding only ten months ago.
My thoughts for my Challenge, the very first for the TUIC Blog group this year was to gear it towards Australia Day which is celebrated on the 26th of January. The national colours of Australia are Green and Gold. As I sit in Brisbane at my parents, surrounded by areas in flood and not knowing whether I will be able to get home later in the week as the flood waters and the bad weather moves South over the border into Northern NSW and my local area, ......the yellow of my sample card has me thinking of Sunshine. How nice it would be to see it....... if I can't see it for real I will have to incorporate this and other bright colours into my cardmaking to brighten the day.