The Country Diary of a GenX Woman


ReliefAfter a week of 30+ days (not much fun for Brad digging post holes with a shovel) we had 1mm of rain overnight.   It doesn’t sound much when you compare it to the 600mm they have had in Queensland in the last 2 months, or the 500mm NASA tracked in the Pilbara last week over the 5 days of Cyclone Rusty*, but it was enough to freshen and soften everything.  You could almost hear sighs of relief from the trees.   The low morning sun was glinting off the water drops in the canopy in the creek line and looked like Christmas tree baubles.  Click image to zoom and see.


* Figures from NASA satellites tracking the monster storm are frightening – their Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument shows thunderstorms with cloud top temperatures colder than minus 52 degrees surrounding the eye of the storm. The TRMM satellite, which flew directly over Rusty on Tuesday, recorded rainfall of over 138mm per hour near Rusty’s western eye wall.

Comments are closed.

Inspired by The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady