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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Well it happened...

It rained that is...

I went out to take some pictures of the black clouds building up,

And to show you how dry it is around here,

All of a sudden the wind picked up and with it came a heap of dirt,
But then....
it rained,
and rained
for about twenty minutes, it was quite heavy to start with but then eased off...
an after shot of the chook yard...I think they wondered what happened!
Now there are beautiful blue skies with some pretty fluffy white clouds and beautiful, beautiful sunshine.

32 points (8ml)
that will do nicely and means I don't have to water the gardens tonight. I do hope there is some more on the way.

Enjoy your weekend,
( for us it is the Adelaide Cup long weekend).



  1. At least it remembers how to rain at you place, any rain is good.
    hope you get some more

  2. Oh I'm sure there's more coming your way - cause i'm going to send it-LOL
    We are in flood here. There is a flood plain here that they say is as big as the whole state of Victoria one of the rivers is set to peak at 14metres the highest known in the 1890's it reached 13metres. Relax & enjoy it!!

  3. Hi Tania,
    Your dust storm was just before ours! I'm sure that we have half of Australia in our pool, now, but at least it is raining. :D

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Jillian ♥

  4. Yeah, we've been getting a lot of rain lately, too, and that is quite unusual for us. I hope you enjoy it while it lasts. We are.

  5. Really happy for you Tania!We are just over the 4inches so far ,thats since 7.30 am this morning!!
    Ill be calling the insurance company first thing Monday morning,
    the roof is leaking,and have some damage inside!If it keeps up we will have to get the ses to put a tarp on tomorrow.Not happy Jan ,lol.

  6. Yay Tania!! Hope you get some more.

  7. Hi Tania,
    it rained and in Bavaria it snowed again......... I am really looking forward for spring and wish you a wet weekend ;-)

    Greetings from Eve

  8. WOOOHOOO!! Bet that felt good!

  9. We've been waiting for forecast rain since Thursday and now 9pm Saturday, still nothing. Poor Qld is copping it big time and Melbourne - did you see Flemington racecourse?? Glad you got a soaking and hope there is more to come for you in nice small batches.

    Cheers - Joolz

  10. Yep,Got us too....18 glorious ml's for us thus far though.
    Our road has so many channels will be like driving cross country!

  11. Yes, you got a nice shower! Just enough to dampen the dust and save you the chore of watering for a bit. And it smells so good, doesn't it?!


  12. Love the pictures. I love rain and thunderstorms. I hope you have a great weekend!


  13. I'll bet the chooks are looking all spruced up too after the rain. Glad you got some. Also had a look at the veggie garden pics and was very surprised at well it's all doing. Good work.

  14. Fantastic. I was wondering whether any of this rain was getting down to your part of the world...

  15. Hey, every little bit helps, doesn't it? And I'll bet everything smelled and looked so refreshed afterwards!
    We've gotten some rain here, but nothing like what Melbourne recenty got - with all the hail and flooding and all. It usually hits us first, then makes it's way to Melbourne about an hr or 2 later... but this time it slid right over us, and hit the city, big time!

  16. Your rain storm looked lovely. I can just imagine the fresh smell after the dust was settled.

  17. It has been raingin here quite a bit as well!!
    Thank you for following my blog :)


  18. Hi Tania,
    After a few days away I logged into my blog this afternoon and found that I have a new "follower". I am so honored that you would choose to keep up with the goings on in my part of the world.
    I've had a few moments to read a few of your postings and have enjoyed your blog as well. I look forward to checking back in with you.
    I pray that whenever you visit me at "Her Peculiar Life" you find your time blessed.

  19. Hello Tania, Thank you for visiting my blog. Just the fact that one more person knows about this situation is a positive. I'm not sure what can be done either but I will continue to pray about it.
    How lovely that you have had some rain. We had a sheep farm for 20 years and I know what its like not to have rain, so I hope you get more, nice steady soaking showers.

    Blessings Gail


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