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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

ABC Wednesday, D for Downpour in Australia

Australia, the first week in January: 

After a week of sweltering almost lethal heat we  had a torrential downpour of rain, which made us all feel a lot better. Even the Australian people I know had complained about the heat and told me that this was not normal. The rain was very welcome, for even the vegetation around the house was brown and almost dead. So here comes the rain!






 With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with D. Thanks also to our captain: Roger!

 

Glorious Rain!


Suddenly every thing was wet!


Tropical Rainfall

 





27 comments:

Leslie: said...

I can't imagine what a relief it must have been for everyone!

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

Can you send some to California? Terribly dry there STILL>

ROG, ABCW

Sylvia K said...

Ah, they do indeed need this rain in California!! Great shots, Wil, as always! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

ladyfi said...

How lovely with warm rain when it's needed!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A wonderful downpour... have been reading about the terrible heat there. Wasn't sure if you were still there or not.

Carver said...

I'm happy for you that you got some nourishing rain. Carver, ABCW Team

photowannabe said...

There is nothing like refreshing rain. It cools the air and waters the plants.
Please send some of that to us here in California.
We Desperately need rain.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I think perhaps you are home again now Wil - is that so?
Rain after that oppressive heat must be so refreshing.

Cloudia said...

Loverly Rain! I post about it tomorrow as well, dear Wil.

Wishing you well and happy as always
with ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

=^..^= <3

ellen b. said...

Glad you got the rain you wanted and were able to cool down...

Susan Moore said...

I read about the extreme heat in Australia, glad you got the downpour. We have extreme heat in Texas as well, rain is always welcome, well except for when it floods :)

Lea said...

Wonderful rain!
We are getting rain here too, and since it is winter in the USA, we are glad it is rain and not snow!
Lea

Rajesh said...

That is very coll. How would like to drench myself in it. Thanks for sharing.

Nydia said...

I cn relate to that! Our Brazilian Summer is extra hot this year, and only last night we had some rain, after days of heat. It's always welcome! :)

tulika singh said...

Time for a hot cup of tea. Lovely rain.

Ann said...

Rain glorious rain!! We needed moisture and we just got it with 11 inches of snow.
Ann

Hildred said...

That is certainly a most welcome downpour Wil - we seldom get that glorious abundance of rain here in the semi-desert - doesn't it just make you want to go out and stand in it and feel the wonderful swishing of raindrops!
Well, not drops really, - more buckets of rain...

Gattina said...

I wished the sun would pour down on me, lol ! We are very spoiled concerning rain !

Kalpana Solsi said...

It must be a big relief after the sweltering heat. The falling drops look beautiful.

Norma Ruttan said...

happy for your area getting needed rain. The rain on whatever it was hitting was loud, but a welcoming sound I'm sure. Our state of Californis needs rain desperately. Some cities will soon be running out of water.

magiceye said...

Can imagine the relief the rain brought!!
Beautifully captured

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

I'm glad your town got some rain!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

RAin would be such a relief here in California. Conservation restrictions are being put in place now since many communities will run out of water sooner than later. With California's history it seems that we should always be in conservation mode. Really enjoyed your video of the rain.

Mai Songalia said...

Glorious rain, indeed. That's the kind of rain I want, tropical rainfall, not the kind of rain we get over here that makes every place flooded.

Lady In Read said...

finally seeing some rain here in our part of California...so yes a relief..And loved the photos around your house.tropical rains are the best!

Kay said...

California would be really envious. They are experiencing a horrible drought. I'm glad you're having a great time.

I just glanced at the comments you received and noticed that many others have commented about the horrible situation in California.

Powell River Books said...

I was away from the Internet and missed your downpour post. Glad you got some much needed rain. - Margy