Monday, 1 August 2011

My World Tuesday - Watery World

These pictures may not really look that remarkable – and in some ways they aren’t. But what is remarkable is that this is about the first time in over 15 years that I have seen water standing in these paddocks. As I have mentioned in the past we have just come out of drought that lasted many, many years. Some parts of Victoria had only 3% of capacity in the water catchments. At times it felt like it may never rain again. But it has.

So, for all of you suffering in the heat, I know what you have been though. Keep a bucket in the shower, and save the plants you love the most. Cant offer much more advice. But I thought I’d put up some shots of paddocks that I have only really know as sun-burnt brown dust patches full of green grass and new growth.











Some of the short grass was speckled with small pink flowers – weeds I’m told, but pretty none the less. I also rather liked the fence post.




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9 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures for the day, Stewart, as always! I do feel for those who are suffering from such incredible heat while we here in Seattle have had one of the coolest summers on record -- if you could even call what we've had "summer"! Mind you, I'm not complaining, but it has been very different! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the encouragement, stewart. nice to see things greened up and recovering for you there! wonderful!

Gemma Wiseman said...

An exciting sight to see! A green world here is a vibrant world!

tw3 said...

Hiya,
Your wildflowers look like a type of Oxalis.
Being horticulturally inclined, I was looking for a button to the Royal Horticultural Society :-)

VaishVijay said...

I can see that rain can do wonders to arid lands. Reflection of the tree in that puddle (2nd pic) is beautiful and of course, the pink weed flowers add color!

Gary said...

Glad you're seeing water. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Lesley said...

This certainly puts pour 5 weeks of no rain in perspective!

ladyfi said...

Good advice about the bucket in the shower. Love those little pink blooms.

NatureFootstep said...

I am glad you finally got some water so your world turned green. :) It´s beautiful. And probably feels good to.