Here comes the rain (again!)
It’s raining. Again. Who’d have thought? Seriously, in two months we have almost achieved our average annual rainfall.
It began properly yesterday and settled in overnight. We’ve had 110mm (less than five inches) but EVERY DROP is running off down gullies and creeks and into our big ol’ river.
Like to come for a drive to check it out?
From the last flood – exactly a month ago – the grass is already a violent verde…
This is the ‘small bridge’ on our place. And that posture by Cal (our jackaroo)? That says ‘OMG that’s two weeks of flood fencing down the creek!’.
We didn’t cross this bridge to check out the Big Bridge.
I’m not brave like that…
This is Dead Horse Gully. Such a romantic name for a waterway, no?
I don’t know what this gully is actually called – I call it Max’s Gully in honour of the 96-year-old gentleman that owns the property it runs through.
The waterway is eroded, but really rather pretty…
Don’t you think?
This is the creek we had to get towed across two years ago, during our first big flood. It’s not as high here but certainly too big and fast for the school bus to chance it this morning.
Dash and Violet were not crushed to stay at home. Funny that.
They both went nuts taking pics of the liquid action. Cannot think where they get that from.
Some of the strangest action was happening right beside our house, when we returned home however…
Moving ever-so-slowly down the river was a massive ‘island’ of debris.
Made up of logs and sticks and goodness-knows-what else, washed down overnight from up-river.
It stretched easily 100 metres across and around 300 metres in length
It was so solid that birds were literally walking across it picking off insects and other prey, as it drifted down river.
Since these pics were taken, about four hours ago, the river has risen another metre or so.
But we are counting our blessings – we are stuck here this time (instead of away) and my pantry is like an aisle at IGA.
And with tanks overflowing, long showers are on the ‘allowed’ list once more.
Stay safe everyone!
PS How are you all finding the revamped blog look? Easier to read?