Sunday, 6 October 2013

Spring Rain

It would not be spring without some rain, but on occasions spring can get a little carried away.  We were down on the coast at Lorne this last week - thats about 2 hours west of Melbourne.  A little bit of research found us a rather wonderful mud-brick house on the hills above the town.  Very peaceful - apart from the rain on the roof and the gale force winds!

We got the fire going and stayed indoors for the forest couple of days - which, if the truth be told, suited us all down to the ground!  Later in the week the weather improved and we got out and about.

On one of my trips to the wood pile I noticed the water pouring off the roof and down on to the stones around the house - it may not be the best picture of falling and splashing water, but it does sum up the first couple of days of the week!


You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday 2 and I Love Macro.

Cheers  SM.

30 comments:

stiefbeen said...

dat is een behoorlijke bui ,je hebt het opspatten heel mooi in beeld gebracht.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Stewart So that is where you were!! Sorry you had so much rain but you probably all needed rested up. That shotlooks like the craters on the moon!

Irma said...

Shame about the rain Stewart, I hope you've had a nice time.

Genie Robinson said...

I can just feel the rain hitting the ground. I agree with Margaret that the photo gives the viewer the feeling of crters on the moon. Great capture.

ladyfi said...

Sounds like a restful time!

TexWisGirl said...

looks refreshing to me!

Laura said...

and this morning it is autumn rain come to call here. Lovely texture Stewart! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro :-)

Lea said...

Splish-splashing rain - refreshing if it doesn't last too long. We have rain here today (Sunday). When it started yesterday afternoon, I tried getting some photos as the raindrops ran off the roof (not very successful). Rain is such an essential part of life, but I find it difficult to get a good photo of it.
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very creative macro shot of nature's creations ~ happy day to you ^_^ ~ carol

Montanagirl said...

Love the splashes on the ground! Into every life a little rain must fall! lol

Sylvia K said...

I always enjoy the spring rain -- for some reason our fall rain just makes it seem grim -- probably just me dreading the cold weather to come!! Have a great week, Stewart!

Babs Helferich said...

cool :) :) :)

karen said...

Shame about the rain but hope you enjoyed your time away anyway. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Rain in the spring is a good thing.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Interesting shot. I hope you had a nice time despite the rain.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a peaceful and relaxing way to spend your vacation! Sorry about the rain!

Timur said...

Hello Stewart...very nice photo !

Greetings

DIMI said...

Hallo Stewart!!!
I hope you had a great time!!!
Nice macro shot!!!
Have a lovely new week!!!!
Thank you very much for your comment on my post!!!!
Dimi...

Mama Zen said...

Cool shot!

Barbara/myth maker said...

Nice splash! Looks like some downpour!

Terri Buster said...

I'd love to see a couple of inches of that nice wet stuff here, but it sure can bummer up a trip if it lasts too long. Have a great time!

Rambling Woods said...

Good capture..... We have had a lot of rain too... Michelle

Kalantikan said...

Rain is always welcome for me, i just pity those who experience flooding!

Carletta said...

Margaret took my words! :)
I was thinking a cropped moon shot as well.
We need rain and should get a little tonight and tomorrow.

CDH said...

That's a cool pic. Looks like the moon. I also LOVE all your bird pics. They are awesome. Would love to visit Australia some day. The closest I have are 2 Australian Cattle Dogs! :)

Kerri Farley said...

Cool Shot!!

Karen said...

I love to listen to the falling rain. Great texture in your shot.

tradgardssurr said...

Cool picture!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sometimes that's just what you need ...sort of hibernating for a few days. But glad you got out and about toward the end of your vacation.

Pat Tillett said...

The sound of wind blowing, rain on the roof and nice fire in the fireplace sounds like a great way to spend a couple of days.