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The Rain Continues …

There was a brief break in the rain this afternoon, so I ventured outdoors with the two dogs to have a bit of a look around. I have spent most of the last two days indoors, watching the rain pelting down and the wind ripping at the trees in my garden. As the first photo shows, looking down towards the pool, debris from the palm trees is piled beside the pool and floating in the water. There’ll be a big clean-up down there next weekend!

What looks like a massive pond in the valley is actually water-filled sugar cane fields.

Low-lying land pockets as far as the eye can see are filled with rain water.

And no surprises here, the mountain is still hiding behind a thick, white veil.

It looks like there are two rivers running parallel to one another. The actual river can be glimpsed behind the row of trees in the photo above. The other “river” in the foreground is flood water.

The river ran across roads in many areas, and people were advised not to go out unless they had to. My daughter, Hayley, went out as she had an appointment for her 20 week ultrasound. Luckily, her husband drove her to the appointment in their four-wheel-drive ute. From there they took the sealed envelope that had been given to them to our local balloon shop to have a special balloon made. The envelope contained a card with the gender of her baby on it. πŸ™‚

Aurora, who is to be a big sister, was pretty excited about popping the balloon ~~ Mummy and Daddy were excited to see what colour confetti was in the balloon ~~

It’s a boy! ❀

16 thoughts on “The Rain Continues …

  1. It seems weather is always an extreme these days – here we suffer from lack of precipitation, which breeds destructive wildfires. There, you get rain in amounts that could breed destructive flooding.
    In the good news – congratulations on adding to your family!

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    1. Thank you Carol. I’m looking forward to having five little grand-babies to love. ❀
      I think the extreme weather patterns have always been there, but we are hearing about them more now. In Australia this year over winter, a lot of back-burning was carried out, to reduce the dry scrub. I think that's the main culprit responsible for the raging fires, lack of clearing. At least that's what they have discovered in Australia.

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