Right here, right now

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.

It’s the rain

The Weekly Word Prompt from Gerry: Rainy Days

The dripping water down the window as rain falls
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Settling as jewels on spiders webs
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Without rain we wouldn’t have rainbows
No not you lot. This is about rainbows after rain. Not about Rainbow Bee-eaters!! Be off with you rainbow-bee-eaters01_named_home_aug-2016
I said rainbow not Rainbow Lorikeetsrainbow lorikeet_named_home_july 2015
At last. As I was saying, without a rainy day we wouldn’t have rainbowsrainbow_office window_named_grafton_april 2015



Paula at Lost in Translation Thursdays Special word prompt: Saturation

The use of saturation in some photos enhances or changes the original.

Some Silky Oak flowers
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A bit of saturation enhancement
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It looks like the path has already been saturated
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But then again, look what photo edit saturation can do
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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rain or Rainbows

The rain on the window from the 75th floor overlooking Sydney Harbour

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A close look at the rain on the window
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What could be more rainbow than a bird bath of Rainbow Lorikeets?
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Looking at you
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Or a tree with Rainbow Bee Eatersrainbow-bee-eaters01_named_home_aug-2016

Or just a double rainbow
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This is a bit more dramatic from my bushboy YouTube channel

More great rain inspired photos at Cees


52 Week Photo Challenge: Week 33 – Rain

I did have to look for rain photos but why can’t I find any. I am sure there must be some somewhere. Oh well for 52 Week Photo Challenge I found these.

Looking out of the window at Sydney Harbour on a rainy day.

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The raindrops on the Hipeastrum

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The spiders web caught a few raindrops.

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