Saturday, 17 October 2009

A tale of two states: rainfall

Hooves squelching sodden soil
lush growth pasturing
from Collinsville through New Norfolk while
rich loam swirls beneath old Richmond Bridge.

Across Bass Strait - 240kms (150 miles) - lies the state of Victoria .
Ground down by drought for 10 years.
Ravaged by bushfires in February.
September saw the best spring rains since 2000.
Melbourne's catchment area rising to 31% capacity.

Copenhagen must be a mix of both talk and action.

19 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow-this is beautiful, reflective countryside!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Great shots and so green ... with a real black faced sheep .... wheeee!

brattcat said...

These are stunning shots, Julie. Spring emerging there as fall descends here. Lambs and daffodils, green banks and rivers rushing brown. Exquisite.

Susan said...

Oh my...we begin to tuck in our gardens, our plants, our selves, and you begin to burst at the seams! So glad to hear it's raining.

glduro_marieloupe said...

I can hear the silence, seeing these photos. The silence of Nature with their delicate sounds, back in 1823.
glduro

freefalling said...

Oh they are fabulous photos - they make me feel so happy (even the upside down wreck).
I love those black and white sheep too - especially their black stockings ( I wonder why you never get sheep with black and white fleece).
And the flowering bulbs.
I could frolic there, I reckon!

It has been wonderful here in Vic having some rain - amazing to see creeks and rivers flowing that I have only ever seen dry.

J Bar said...

So many great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Lew said...

Love the old bridge! And I'm glad the water is returning to the area. We followed the tradegy of the drought and fires on our news and through several blogers in Australia.

Jilly said...

Oh my goodness, what fabulous photographs. Julie, I got married in Richmond and of course remember that beautiful bridge. Superb photography.

Vogon Poet said...

Love the crossing of our fall with your spring, it's a first for me on CDP. Love every single shot, the bridge, the dumped car, the rush of water and the sheeps.

Gunn White said...

Very nice photos!! ;-)

:: flyingstars :: said...

simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

diane said...

A point well made in both words and pictures.

Lori Skoog said...

You sure have a way with a camera! Great shots and I love your text as well.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Wonderful green scenery! I love the spring flowering in picture #3. I like the idea that Mother Nature recovers herself so quickly.

Kitty said...

They have talked too long, I think, it is time for action.

Those are such beautiful shots - like the English countryside. It feels familiar - but for us, it's a long wait for spring!

Luiz Ramos said...

Poetry and Nature.
Beautiful shots.
Luiz Ramos
PS.
On my post, flowers and fruits(gourds) come from the trunk.

JM said...

I love this post and its layout! First and last photos are just gorgeous!

Jesse said...

Excellent photo series and text to match!