Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Smell the Roses ,not the Sulphur


bad smell
S , the symbol for Sulphur, the periodic table gives details of… atomic number 16, atomic weight 32.064, and the smell  at our place was just that.  After 7 p.m. last night, I looked outside, nothing to see,  but  the smell was there , invisible, but overwhelmingly putrid,  and strong .  I rang a neighbour and her words were “ it STINKS”, so I knew it was not my imagination. A quick check on Geonet, no further activity, and a phone call to the GNS department at Taupo. The man there was going to pass on my message to one of the technicians, and it would be added to their collected data,  and today I read it was also smelt in Wellington. The wind change has blown it south to us, and there was a little more ash , a very fine layer  on the outside table that has a glass top, not covering it but I could leave a line in it with my finger.I hope the residents in the Tongariro,Lake Rotoaira area and other areas nearby can cope with the clean-up, the uncertainty of wondering if another explosion will occur, if, when, or maybe. We can all be very thankful no-one was in a hut overnight, specially the one that was damaged. Both photos, courtesy of the Internet.
cut-roses2
Quotation of the day, Author unknown,
“ Celebrate your success and stand strong when adversity hits, for when the storm clouds come in,
the eagles soar while the small birds take cover”
Cheers from Jean

7 comments:

Allie said...

EEP - I'm allergic to sulphur - so glad I'm not there! I'm glad everyone was ok, and I hope the smell goes away quickly! That was an amazing picture of the ash cloud.

Nancy J said...

Yes, the smell has gone, and three steam vents have opened. The first ash cloud was over 20,000 feet or 6,100 metres high.NASA has published a photo taken by one of their satellites that has new imagery technology.Nature has no boundaries, and the scientists do not know what will happen next.Glad I am not in their shoes, they are expected to have all the answers.!!! Cheers, Jean

Fotokarusellen said...

As far as I know, there is nothing wrong with the setups at my blog. The setups has been the same for a very long time and I receive the comments.

Thanks for letting me know.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Hello, thank you for coming by for a visit to my blog. I really enjoy the quotes you post here as well as your wonderful photos. Have a wonderful Spring. Carrie

KB said...

I've never lived close to an active volcano. It must be exciting... and stinky!

I've enjoyed the previous posts showing the start of springtime there. It's still full summer here although I am noticing the shorter days and the baby birds getting bigger.

Michaele said...

So it is the volcano that smells like sulfur? I didn't realize that. I hope you could somehow close it out of the house. Be safe and thanks so much for the quote - I needed that.

Nancy J said...

Hi to you all, the sulphur smell was from the gas that erupted, along with ash cloud and boulders. The smell was blown more than 120km , and as far as 155 miles south of Mt Tongariro. We live about 120km south, so are very safe.People a lot nearer were advised to shut windows and doors and stay inside, wash off cars, and roofs if rain water was saved for household use. All is quiet now. Thanks so much for caring. Cheers, Jean.