Woo Hooo… Rain.. In some areas of South East Queensland
the best rainfall for seven years, it’s not drought breaking
yet, but was certainly heaven sent.
The rain which fell over a 24 hour period varied from almost
3 inches down to 1 inch, but for a change the best falls were
in the areas that needed it most, this included many of the
water catchment dams that have become severely depleted.
There will be people in other countries who will not be able
to comprehend that such a small amount of rainfall can
create such an outcry, as I have stated many times in the
And as such has learned to use water wisely, our native flora
has developed over millions of years to survive on quite poor
soils and minimal rainfall.
The same cannot be said for some of the introduced species
and crops and therein lies the problem our farmers face
constantly, farming practices have of necessity become very
good, but it is still possible to do everything right and
because nature plays a trick get virtually no yield.
All this aside we got some much needed rain and if we can
only get some follow up within the next few weeks things
will certainly look a lot brighter.
Spring so I thought I would have a wander around
town and have a look at natures bounty.
At this time of year it seems wherever you look in Gympie
there is a brilliant patch of purple as the Jacaranda trees
I don't even have to step off my front porch for the morning
dose of purple, this tree is actually in front of my neighbors
house and is a part of a street scape that includes 7 more
It isn't until I venture a little further that the pruning done by
our power supply company becomes clear... oh well... we do
want an uninterupted power supply!!!
In front of my house I have this confused specimen, it can't
make up it's mind whether it's Spring or Fall, with blossom
on the South side and leaves falling off on the North side.
Before anyone asks, I have no idea what kind of a tree it is,
I just know it's confused.
Everones favourite, some roses in the park.
Even the Yellow rose of Texas grows here.
After the rain the purple carpet under the Jacaranda's is
sometimes better than the display on the trees.
There are lots of native pigeon's here, made a pretty
picture on the purple carpet.
As I said, everywhere you look!!!
The bandstand didn't have a band today, only some picnickers.