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Saturday, January 17, 2015

The relief of rain

One week ago we were struggling with temperatures above 40°C, dust and dry dams.  Fast forward one week and we have now received 60mm of rain.  For now, the temperature has dropped and the dust has been washed off the trees, grass, animals and humans alike.  Our dams are yet to fill but we are grateful for damp soil. 


Although it might not look like it, this water is part of an intermittent creek system that flows through our property once every few years.  This time the flow is slow, but the novelty of having fresh water meandering through the paddock never wears off. 


This sweet little home was blown from a tree during the rain and I found it, freshly sprinkled with tiny rain drops.  


In non-weather related news, I have met another blog friend in real life!  Since my blogging journey began I have only managed to meet a handful of blogging friends face to face.  This week I met Zara who generously gave me one of her handmade, vintage creations.  Over lunch and a coffee we chatted about old buildings, honey, op shops, moving house, bread making, Kitchen Aid attachments, Saltwater sandals and everything in between.  Slowly but surely blogging really does create some amazing connections. 


How is life at your place?

Is it raining? 

Have you met a new friend?

Wishing you a lovely weekend x

44 comments :

  1. Great photos today! The contrast in that first one is just stunning and capturing a great reflection shot is always tricky - especially with moving objects like kids and animals!

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    1. Thank you so much! I wasn't even aware of that reflection until after I had taken the photo!

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  2. Rain is always an event here isn't it Jane? I hope you have found lots of full dams and are enjoying the instant green tint xx

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  3. It was so lovely meeting you this week Jane, and thank you again for the treasures you gifted me.
    I'm looking forward to catching up again soon. x

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  4. I just love the way the rain settles the dust and cleans the land. Looks like you got quite a down pour. We've had an unusually cool summer with lots of showers, though we could always do with more. We have a new tank that we want filled up :)

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    1. Good luck with that new tank Jo! Thanks for calling in.

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  5. Yipee!! Here's hoping there's more to come!

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  6. oh beautiful rain..i'm so happy for you jane..x

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  7. Ah Jane, I thought of you and other farmers like you when it pouring with rain in Canberra recently. What am I talking about, it rained non stop for what seemed like two weeks! So glad to hear that you got a little of action. And may there be more! xo

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    1. My pleasure! Do hope you got some more rain, lovely.

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  8. Hello Jane, so glad you've received the welcome relief of some rain. I know this is old news for you, but I have been away from social media for a while. Well, my daughter gave me a copy of December's Country Style magazine for Christmas, and when things calmed down and I had a chance to flick through it I started reading the article Home Harvest, and as I got into it I thought, hang on a mo, I know this person! And it was you and your lovely family of course! A great read and my congratulations. Just great! Bye for now, Jane

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    1. Hello again Jane. I am pleased you enjoyed our article...thank you for saying so!

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  9. It's so good meeting blog friends isn't it. It's like meeting old school penpals. I've got a meeting up with a bunch of bloggy girls in two weeks...can't wait!

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    1. It is very cool Brydie...of course friendships take time but bloggers do feel like instant friends to a certain degree x

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  10. I was wondering if you two would catch up...how lovely you did x

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    1. Our next meeting is planned for the tip-shop Kylie! x

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  11. Oh I'm so glad to hear you've received some rain Jane! Hopefully it is followed by more shortly :-)
    That first photo is breathtaking!

    Hope you had a good weekend,
    Sarah

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  12. Ahhhhh I was wondering if you guys got some rain.
    I'm so pleased to hear you did.
    Such a relief I'm sure.
    xx

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  13. So good to hear about the soaking and welcomed rain, Jane! Happy and safe New Year to you and yours!
    Enjoy the rest of the school holiday!
    Sophia xo

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    1. Thank you Sophia, lovely to hear from you x

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  14. Happy days when the weather does what you want! I don't think we every have skies quite like the one in your first glorious photo. A good frosty morning here today, though not quite hard enough to drive a tractor on the fields to do some hedgecutting. What's that I heard you say? A farmer not happy with the weather. Surely not. :)

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    1. That is funny Anne...surely not indeed x

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  15. Hey Jane .. I so enjoy your blog. And it must have been fab to have that rain! I'm hoping to meet a blogging friend in Europe. How exciting is that ... And I have also met one in Melbourne. Wonderful :)

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    1. Julie, you are the kindest blog friend x

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  16. Hi Jane!

    I've just found you by falling down an Internet rabbit hole- seems I've got some reading to do tonight :)

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    1. Hello Reannon, oh the internet is full of pesky rabbit holes isn't it? :)

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  17. It isn't raining, and I'm learning that Melbourne rain is weird. And Melbourne summers are unpredictable. But I love it all the same :)

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    1. Weather gets us all talking doesn't it...thanks for calling in :)

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  18. how wonderful that you had rain - and a decent drop too. even the dog looks astounded to see wet stuff on the ground! we had an amazing amount of rain almost two weeks ago, but sadly now some of the garden beds are dry again. we can always keep our fingers crossed for more.

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    1. The moisture disappears so quickly!

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  19. We got rain this week after 34 days without. Liquid gold. Your 40 plus temperatures are amazing. Here in NZ anything over 30 is too hot. I met up with a fellow blogger a couple of weeks ago. It was like meeting an old friend, wonderful.

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  20. Gosh, the colours in that first photo! What a dramatic landscape - love it! :)

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    1. Thanks Naomi, great to hear from you. It is dramatic that is for sure!

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  21. Hi Jane, I stumbled across your blog and realised I had read the article in December Country style (one of my favourite magazines by the way). Love your blog and the fabulous photos, fingers crossed for more rain and hopefully fill your dam. I'm in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, definitely no shortage of rainfall up here.

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    1. Thank you Suzie...that is very kind! I love Country Style too, and not just because we have been in it! The most recent issue is just gorgeous!

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  22. That is an extremely smart written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to learn extra of your useful information. Thank you for the post. I will certainly return.

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane