HI everyone, thought I would give you a quick update as the RAIN disrupts my satellite feed.
Yes it has rained. Real rain not some plippy ploppy shower but the full thunder, lightning and even some marble sized hail. This will give my garden a few more weeks of survival. Some of the established plants have died. The Hippeastrums are just sending up flower spikes, perhaps some of the Grevilleas will prolong their flowering to give food for the honeyeaters and bees and the others will be content.
I am hoping this will quench the fires at are around me, some 30kms away but the smoke has been heavy and the whole house smells of smoke. I was starting to have fire anxiety combined with a touch of depression about the wonderful bush and the forest that I live, which was looking very dry and sad. Walking about the ground crunched under foot, the grass has gone as too has the understory. Even my biggest weed, the dreaded Lantana is looking quite parched.
I can’t wait for the first light so I can get out and about to see what these storms have delivered. I am sure the tracks will need some maintenance. I hope the dams have a bit more water and my wonderful waterhole will have a good supply of water for the birds and animals that call Durranbah home with me. The frogs have been singing since Thursday so they knew the rain was coming.
Thank you everyone who has been very supportive and have helped me be positive over the past almost 18 months. If you were here I would give you the biggest hug.