Tuesday, 13 February 2007

A Drink For The Land

Right now it is the middle of summer here in Australia. It was not that long ago that I posted this article about the drought here in Australia and inparticular the water problems we have been having here where we live. Last month I posted these two photos of the dried up river our house overlooks:

Well, we have had a HUGE amount of rain and storms in the last couple of days, so much so that the river that was almost bone dry now looks like this:

Notice the trees in the riverbed? We have had so much rain that our 'sunroom' is now the 'flood room' since it looks like this when it rains:

Yes, the roof that we have asked to be fixed for 4 years looked like a waterfall right across the room when it rained. I ended up getting 10 buckets of water off the floor by soaking it up with a towel and squeezing it into a bucket.

Between rain, thunder and lightning storms we have had short bursts of sunshine, which looks beautiful shining on the sparkly wet gum leaves:

But the storm clouds were always looming close by:

As you can prpbably see from the photos, we live on the top of a huge hill overlooking the vally below. What strange weather we have had, especially since it is right in the middle of summer here, it is nice to see all the plants and the land getting a nice big drink though.

.... Just another day ....

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