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.
The Weekly Word Prompt from Gerry: Rainy Days
The dripping water down the window as rain falls
Settling as jewels on spiders webs
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
I said rainbow not Rainbow Lorikeets
At last. As I was saying, without a rainy day we wouldn’t have rainbows
Another double photo challenge
VJ’s Weekly Photo Challenge #43: Rain
Amanda’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Raindrops
The Ragtag Daily Prompt: Rain
Rain in the bush
Rain in town
Rain in the city
Rain at the beach
Without the rain, we wouldn’t have rainbows
The Daily Word prompt: Rainy
The morning saw the rain approaching bringing a rainy day
Sometimes rainy turns into storms. A stormy night
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
A bit of saturation enhancement
It looks like the path has already been saturated
But then again, look what photo edit saturation can do
The rain on the window from the 75th floor overlooking Sydney Harbour
A close look at the rain on the window
What could be more rainbow than a bird bath of Rainbow Lorikeets?
Looking at you
Or a tree with Rainbow Bee Eaters
Or just a double rainbow
This is a bit more dramatic from my bushboy YouTube channel
More great rain inspired photos at Cees
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.
The raindrops on the Hipeastrum
The spiders web caught a few raindrops.