As I find myself once more sitting on the Rocky Springs veranda wanting for rain it is timely to remember perspective. We are not desperately dry at Rocky, though we have been before and we will be again, but we are dry enough for tensions to be on the rise. But as the heat builds we also know that we will see green and abundant seasons again. It is all part of living with Nature’s wanton palette. Come and see how the colours fall on this land we love:
1. Tank Paddock
This photo was taken in May 2008 in the middle of a drought.
While this is Clyde and I in the same spot seven months later, ten days after good rain.
2. Creek Laneway
Bonnie and I in clover (or burr medic by its proper name) in September 2010. In the six years we have lived at Rocky this was the only year when we had a clover spring.
The same area two months later in November 2010 when the burr medic had finished and was replaced with variegated thistles.
3. Creek Paddock
In January after summer storms even the Coolatai grass looks green and lush
But by winter the Coolatai grass is once again brown and long, with little nutrition.
4. Front Paddock
The house complex around Christmas last year
And how it looks this month.
Come on Huey – send her down……….