Tag Archives: rain

Caught in the Rain

14 Mar
Chicki in the rain

Chicki in the rain

Yesterday, both Chicki and I were caught in the rain.

Sydney’s seemingly endless summer suddenly disappeared, replaced by cool southerlies and showers.

Not to be deterred, I still managed my morning swim in the still-warm river.

Here’s Chicki in her wet weather gear. I wonder what she’s thinking?

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Nothing But Cloudy Skies…

30 Aug
Cloudy shkies

Cloudy shkies

Nothing but cloudy skies…

Well, almost.

Here in Sydney, we’ve had record rainfall for the month of August. Sure, the sun has broken through, even delivering days of unremitting sunshine. But, overall, it’s been a grey, soggy month.

Not to complain, though. Misty days can be exceptionally beautiful.

Here’s a scene down by the river.


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Foggy Morning…

11 Aug
Misty morning

Misty morning

Here in Sydney it’s winter-time, and lately the morning light has been masked by fog on more than one occasion. Sometimes, a light shower or two of rain causes a similar effect.

It’s quite pretty to see the river and surrounding banks clouded with mist. At least, I think it is. 🙂

So I hope that you will appreciate this photograph taken of one such scene scene on the  Georges River in the morning.

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Rain: Sydney’s Summer Finally Ends…

6 Jun
The river in the rain

The river in the rain

What a summer!

In Sydney, it has seemed endless.

For the first time in seven years I actually swam in the river in June. Not once, but on four separate days. The sun kept on shining, and the temperatures remained mild.

But one day it had to end. On the 5th June the weather changed.

Rain! Showers! Grey skies!

They say that variety is the spice of life…

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A Heron in the Rain…

27 Mar
Heron in the Rain

Heron in the Rain

A Heron in the rain…

The beauty of our local bushland park in suburban Sydney is endless, and certainly not confined to sunny weather.

Sometimes I think that the most beautiful sights are to found in the rain, gentle or otherwise.

There is a simple, touching charm in these times: and one of my favourite spots to observe is on the promenade where the river and its surrounds can be closely watched.

I hope you enjoy this shot of a White-faced Heron as it searches for breakfast on the shores of the baths.

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Rain at Last on the River

15 Feb
A heron searches

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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The Baths are Back!

3 Dec

After weeks of closure, the local swimming baths are back!

Here in Sydney, recent rains had brought with them quite extraordinary levels of pollution. Over the last month or so, signs had been in force almost constantly, warning swimmers to stay out….

So, after a decent spell of dry and sunny weather, at last the ‘all clear’ came, and with it the joy of being able to experience the clean water once again.

With very high, Christmas tides, our stretch of the river is now enjoying near-optimum conditions for water sports.


The Baths are Back....

The Baths are Back….

Let’s enjoy it while we can…