Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Momentous Day.

A momentous day in the garden.  We have had a long, hot, dry spell and the garden is looking awful. I have been watering but it doesn't seem to help much and we have lost a number of perennials and much of the lawn.

But, this morning I awoke to the sound of gentle steady rain. It rained all night and all morning and this morning all the dust was gone, the plants looked alive and the scents in the air were delicious - wet earth, eucalypts and roses.

The rain was pooling on the pavers

dripping off the camellias

hanging from the fuchsias

 and rippling in the fish pond.

Then to make the day perfect, we were lucky enough to see our resident galahs feeding their babies in the hollow of our very old gum tree.

A very proud mama or papa.

All in all a very satisfying day in the garden..

Liz Needle

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