I can stand the rain…
Something kind of amazing happened this week.
I’ve almost been too scared to talk about it, even photograph it, in case the magic vanishes.
Last time I blogged about our place, just a few days ago, it looked like this…
So even when rain predictions for this area started late last week, I refused to believe it. We’d seen it all before. Five days out, each week’s forecast was confident some precipitation was on its way to our postcode. Then when I would check three days out, the number promised was pretty much gone… evaporated.
So even when this arrived on Tuesday…
We had had clouds before, we had SEEN rain skirt around our ridges and head elsewhere.
Is it drought-breaking? Not yet. It will make it green but if we are to survive the winter ahead, we will need more rain to fill dams and hopefully stave off a cold snap to allow the grass to grow a little before it becomes dormant.
But I won’t think about that for a little while… I will let the beauty of this wet gift seep in first. And I will dare to show it to you, in the hope it won’t switch off once I press ‘publish’.
And inside all our quiet joy at this weather, I just hope all those enduring drought got some of the same.
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