I hope you all enjoyed Christmas Day, wherever you were. Our family came to us about 7am to open presents before the rest of the day's festivities, a lovely day made special by the excitement of the small children. The rain did not dampen our spirits one little bit - we were safely inside. The day was very wet and it continued today. We went for a bit of a walk at the Botanic Gardens. The lagoons are well up, covering the causeway, but not as high as yesterday afternoon.
The revolting water weeds have been washed down quite a way, but we need a much bigger flood to get them over the road and out to the mouth of the river.
This is looking in the other direction
I love the waterfall, really rushing in this weather
A misty view of the Gardens - the rain was getting quite heavy when I took this.
This Mackinlaya flower head is poking out of the Eungella Cloud Garden. It will turn into beautiful deep blue berries in another month or so.
There are roads flooded all round us, some of the inland places will be cut off for several weeks yet, then there is 40 degree heat and bushfire warnings in Western Australia , as well as snow warnings in Tasmania. We do live in a large country!!