Rain at Last on the River

15 Feb
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A heron searches

It's raining....

It’s raining….

At last, after months of dry weather, we have had rain.

Not very heavy, but it’s better than none. The parched earth sorely needs it!

I don’t mind swimming in wet weather, so earlier today I braved the  local baths. The tide was high: much higher than in the photos. The water was pleasantly warm, about 25 degrees C. And yes, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

As so often happens under these conditions, a White-faced Heron took advantage of the situation to search for food on the shore.

What will tomorrow bring?

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5 Responses to “Rain at Last on the River”

  1. davidprosser February 15, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    I’m glad you’ve got a little much needed rain. I wish I could ship ours out to you It’s chaos under the snow or rain that’s coming down and causing so much flooding.This is the worst rainfall on record since about 1770 I think. The U.S. is in almost as much chaos and it appears our storms are dancing together in mid-Atlantic.
    Love the heron.
    xxx Sending Hugs Galore xxx

    • Margaret L. Sharp (@MargaretLynett1) February 15, 2014 at 6:40 am #

      Heard about your rain on the news. Sorry about the situation. We had a fair bit of rain in Spring, but very little since.
      Glad you like the Heron!
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  2. Odie Langley February 15, 2014 at 11:07 am #

    Hard for me to imagine going that long without rain as we never have that problem. Glad you got the rain and hope you get more soon. Always love to see Herons as they are beautiful birds. The one thing that would have been better Margaret is if you had someone there to photograph you while enjoying your swim.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp February 16, 2014 at 4:14 am #

      Fortunately the dams that supply Sydney are quite high. Problem is that gardens and bushland that depend on rainfall were really feeling the pinch. But we’ve had wet weather today, and more is predicted.

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