Sunday, 26 December 2010

Wet, wet, wet

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!!


  1. Glad you enjoyed Christmas Robin and that the rain didn't spoil things for you. Lovely photos.

  2. Have been thinking of you, and how the floods in your area can be, having lived there once upon a time.

    Keep safe and glad you had a lovely Christmas.

  3. Nice to hear your Christmas day festivities went well, despite the weather. Goodness, it has been bucketing down where you live!!! Lovely photos, that plant is amazing. I hope you and your family are safe above the high water mark. Cheers.

  4. Glad you had a lovely Christmas Robin. Super photos as usual - I love the waterfall and the Gardens look so lush. Australians certainly have to cope with a wide range of weather conditions - hope none of them make life dangerous or too difficult. Happy New Year.

  5. so beautiful and green Robin but I know it is hot..... I shall admire on the screen. hot here but not so green


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