Finally it rains

Ground as dry as dust in Melbourne the dirt actually repelling any water, grass like straw, bush fires unstoppable in parts of the state. Struggling to remember when it last rained here, I see trees with leaves that have withered and burnt. My mother has twice seen a fox drinking at her fish pond, desperate for water. Last week, we had teasing storm clouds gather and a beautiful rainbow. A few heavy pitter patter drops fell on our roof and then nothing. But then finally, the skies opened and down came 45 millimetres of rain accompanied by flashes of lightning and booms of thunder. The next day something smelt different, I finally worked out it was the smell of the grateful soaked earth.

Rainbow 2

A pot of gold in the form of rain?

storm clouds

Teasing storm clouds gather.

31 thoughts on “Finally it rains

  1. Fabulous photos and wonderful description, especially the fox. In contrast England is so soaked, there’s nowhere for the water to go. Flash flooding and landslips are becoming a common feature.

  2. Wonderful sky as you say it must have been so welcome and such a relief after the relentless heat and dryth as I call it . I wish you another pleasant soaking soon πŸ™‚
    Can’t imagine ever being in that position !

  3. As much as I complain about the snow, it’s quenching the dry Oklahoma ground right now. Meteorologists are hoping this breaks that drought and we’ll have a green, green spring!

    • Here’s to a green, green spring for you! Having lived through years of drought I know it’s not fun. I put out my back bucketing water from the bath to the garden but that was nothing compared to what the farmers had to live with, heartbreaking.

  4. I know exactly how you feel. When the rain finally came down – it was if everybody just sighed a breath of relief. The trees, the plants, the grass, the wildlife and us people, us too!

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