IMAG0115Rain, it is inundating QLD at the moment. It started out west with the flooding and now it is coming closer to the coast. People are having to evacuate their homes, and their towns. Leaving everything behind. Cars have been swept down creeks turned into wild rivers. People have gone missing in the flood waters. So much of normal life has come to a halt. Everything is wet.

We have survived pretty well where we are and have only lost a few things in the rain. All of our animals, stinky ones included, are now residing in the house as even the patio is flooding when it rains hard. We are unable to keep the water out despite the ditches which have been dug. And we are the lucky ones. We have electricity still, running water (from the taps) and a dry inside of the house.

Despite all of this rain, the sunflowers are blooming and bringing a bit of beauty to the grey of the constant heavy rain. They are the only thing which has survived in our flooded garden beds, and for this I am happy. They provide a light and bright focal point among the drizzle and wet.

It's Raining!

The title says it all. It is raining!
I don't think it is enough rain to fill the dams but at least it gives our parched ground a drink and cools down everything. I can only hope that there is more to come.

The Sky Is Falling

Jade looked up at the sky this afternoon and asked why is was broken. I told her that those were clouds!

No we don't get a lot of rain here, well we haven't had any for ages and are considered in a drought.


Is it really winter?
Today is surely looking to heat up. People are even considering going swimming it is that warm.
I think the lowest day time temp we have had was 20 Celsius (68F)
and the lowest night time was 9C (48F).
I think today will get up to 25C (77F).
Now I wish it would rain so the plants could get watered
that I could get some sleep!


It's raining, (only for a short time)
it's pouring, (now it is sprinkling)
the old man is snoring. (I hope not)
He bumped his head, (ow!)
on the end of the bed,
and couldn't get up in the morning. (should be up and dancing, we got rain even if it wasn't enough to fill a tea cup with)

Rain is something we haven't had in a while so I called all the kids to have a look. We also had mini hail stones to accompany it, and a little bit of lightening.
Now that my laundry is suitably wet, and the rain seems to have stopped, it is time to get out another load of washing and encourage it to rain some more.

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