Tuesday, 17 October 2017

drowned rat............

Found my first Jacaranda flower on the ground this weekend..............
You know what they.............
"when the bloom of the Jacaranda tree is here Christmas time is near"
Its a line out of this Christmas carol "Christmas Where the Gum Trees Grow"
(another wild video by me trying to video and feed sheep all at once)
Lets rewind one week...........the Sunday 8th Oct I was feeding sheep and became a drowned rat.............only got 1/2 the sheep fed and down it came for a few minutes............it showered all day..........
AMAZING and GORGEOUS rain.............
We had our biggest fall all year 29mms of rain..........
With a few more bits I think we ended up with 40mms over a few days................AND we have good rain forecast end of this week so fingers crossed it does happen..........there is a green tinge but we need follow up............then a quick heavy inch to run some water into the dams.............
Now I feel like an ad for a body transformation cream/diet..........lol but the garden was looking so dead........I've got a few before (above) and after (below) shoots to see what the rain did to the lawn............
Some of the plants are still having there spring shoot............but I am a little worried about some not actually coming back to life..............
already have a few bushes to pull out..........
Excuse the guinea fowl wandering thru the photo...........
nearly lost my big rose on the trellis.......
It's still got a way to go but OMG 7 days difference in these pics...........
AND now  I have some extra regular bore water for my garden.......
doing cartwheels about that with excitement...........
Amazing hey.........
My reward for walking yesterday afternoon..........
nature is AMAZING.........
one day after the rain there are little green shoots in the paddocks.........
how can that happen so fast..........
Catch you later.......
Chookyblue.........

27 comments:

  1. Can feel your excitement here...good old rain makes such a difference!

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  2. It's truly amazing how things bounce back after a bit of rain. You have had much more than us in this last lot, we only fad about half an inch. How often do you have to feed the sheep? It is a great little video, a touch if reality.

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  3. I'ms o glad you have gotten some rain. I hope you get more. My lawn is a lot greener no but sadly it's more weed than grass. Hugs,xx

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  4. Your gladness makes me glad. We have had good falls here too but ours is not as vital as yours......but my poor neglected garden is very happy. So nice to see some green at your place......hope the follow-up comes through xx

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  5. just wonderful..... the land is so forgiving and happy when it gets wet!
    Hugz

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  6. Nice to see follow up pictures. Hope there is more rain soon.

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  7. That is awesome!!! ***doing the happy jig***

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  8. So happy for you ... truely amazing how the grass responds.

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  9. So pleased you have had some rain - what a transformation. xx

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  10. Good to see you have had some rain. Hope you get more.

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  11. we are desperate here, rainwater tank is empty and the crops are just at the tipping point - there is 'rain' scheduled for Thursday so we will keep our fingers crossed!

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  12. Water is an amazing thing! I hope you will get lots more this spring!

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  13. Nature is indeed amazing. I am so thankful for your rain. Thanks for sharing these remarkable images. By the way, I bought a FitBit for my daughter in law and she has lost 20 pounds so far!

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  14. Hooray for rain! Truly incredible how things can green up in one day. We had loads of rain here Saturday, too! There were some cities just an hour south of here that got 8 inches! No one was complaining (unless you were sitting in the stands at a football game.)

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  15. So glad you got some rain in! Maybe now it will be a regular happening as you need it.

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  16. So glad for you! Here's hoping there's more to come!

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  17. I've never seen sheep fed that way... And what a transformation in your garden...it is become so green... Hope there will be a lot more rain....

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  18. Wow! Have you ever got sheep!

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  19. I'm always amazed at how quickly brown turns to green with the rain. So happy for you.

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  20. so glad for you that you have had some rain - I know its not enough but at leas some. been raining here for almost a week now...on and off

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  21. Rain is an amazing thing! Your garden looks so much better now!

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  22. Nature is amazing isn't it, so good to see the transformation in your yard. Hopefully you have had some more rain since then. Fun to see the sheep running after the feeder, obviously the best feed is the closest to the feeder!! 😆

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  23. Oh wow!!! So happy for the rain, what a difference it makes!! xx

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  24. So glad you got done of the rain! We had a day of misty drizzle but not many mls

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  25. So happy for you all to have rain! What a difference it makes.

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