Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Watery & World Bird Wednesday - Wet


Today it rained, well actually it came down cats and dogs and
small elephants, in buckets and tub fulls, overflowing the gutters
along their entire length.


The front path was flooded,


along the back of the house it was awash.


It was so thick you could hardly pick out landmarks.


Water is always a blessing here and a tropical storm crossing
the entire continent for our benefit is a rare event.

This was the single greatest daily rainfall event since 1936!

The pelicans were definitely smiling, this one photographed
in Goolwa last week.



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42 comments:

  1. Wonderful... It might have rained huge elephants but the scenery it has left behind and that you so well have captured is amazing!
    thanks for sharing this beauty

    Dulce

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  2. Rain is a blessing - but you can have too much of a good thing. Love your beautiful photos.

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  3. Looks like a hell of a storm! Glad U R safe! Wonderful shots Arija!

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  4. Blessings for the glorious rains to quench the earth. I'll bet all your rain barrels are full. ;)

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  5. I often say that in places where water is in very short supply I think I can understand why people take off their clothes and run out naked in a rain storm - it must be so refreshing after months of dry weather.

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  6. That is a LOT of rain! Your pictures are superb as always and how beautiful your flowers are! Hope you have a great week, Arija, stay dry!

    Sylvia

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  7. Beautiful pelican photo showing lots of detail. Boom& Gary Of the Vermilon River.

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  8. Great photos of the rain but I think it looks better than it feels! I love all pelicans!

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  9. You cast a beautiful spell with these atmospheric photographs. I'm going to sound uninformed but I must exclaim,"Is that yellow orb the Pelicans eye?" I suppose it is. Fascinating. The detail in your images are exquisite! ;-)WBW

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  10. Oh my goodness Arija, that is so much rain all at once. You got awesome shots of it too. I bet your roses are loving it.
    What a pretty Pelican. A bird we never see up here.
    B.

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  11. Thank you all for your comments.

    jabblog

    you are so right and since September we have had rather a lot. No wonder we sing about our droughts and flooding rains. We have just come out of one and into another with a biblical plague of locusts as well!

    Sandy

    thank you for your concern. it kept flashing, rumbling and pouring all night as well.

    Gaelyn

    The overflow from our water tanks is causing some unpleasant erosion and all our dams are overflowing. We either get nothing or an over abundance.

    Pat,

    it has been raining for months now so I'll stick to my nice hot shower.

    Sylvia

    thanks. Difficult to stay dry when everything splish splashes.

    Gary,

    thanks.

    Mick,

    nice to see you around again.

    Springman.

    you bet that is his eye, just like a teddy-bear's.

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  12. Beautiful photos. So much rain!

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  13. Heavy rain and nice photos. Good to be indoors :)

    http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2010/12/watery-wednesday.html

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  14. Wow...tropical rain is something I would love to experience just now. The scenery is just lovely! And the photos are amazing!

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  15. You have had far more than us, but then we didnt need elephants!
    A lovely 18 mm this morning but I think we will have to start cutting back, the jungle is invading!

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  16. you captured the downpour wonderfully. that was some rain you had.

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  17. Beautiful shots!

    Rocks is my watery post.

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  18. We are lucky this year with rain in South Australia. Rarely become wet if it is raining here but yesterday we were throughly soaked. Nice water shots. We might plan a trip to Goolwa this month when it is a bit warmer.

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  19. Beautiful picture-book pelican!! Love the big eye, the expression, the colors...

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  20. Wow...raining cats and dogs and small elephants indeed! But everything looks somehow decidedly fresh and refreshed after all that.

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  21. I have never gone outdoors to photograph the rain. I think because we take rain for granted in Vancouver. After seeing your wonderful shots, I am inspired to go out to take some pictures.

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  22. Flowing rain, stunning flowers. It pretty much snowed all day today, here.

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  23. It's rain season in my country... I love rain.

    Amiko
    http://maipikucha.blogspot.com

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  24. I love pelicans! And your capture is lovely!

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  25. Goodness, what a load of water! Your photos capture it so well. Arija, please tell me...what is that red flowering shrub/vine blooming beneath your pink roses???

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  26. wow - lots of water! also around the beautiful pelican ;-)

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  27. Our Northland is declared drought zone. Our farmers say they prefer slow steady rain than a dumping.

    Your lush greenery tells of the benefits of the rain.

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  28. Absolutely beautiful tho....wish it would rain in OUR area.

    HARBOR LIGHTS CHRISTMAS PARADE

    My link above for Watery Wednesday. Hope you can stop by for a visit and view. Happy day!!!

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  29. Like your "watery" shots. The Pelican rocks!

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  30. Well, I am happy you are getting some much needed rain. Love the photos, especially the pelican.

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  31. It's good news that you have gotten a good rain!

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  32. Very nice rain and pelican shots. The purple field in your header is fantastic!

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  33. Now that's what I call rain! lol
    Love the Pelican.

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  34. and small elephants :)). but it looks you are right, that was a lot of water!

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  35. crazy rain!! But the mist from it looks pretty :) Love the pelican! they're so photogenic!

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  36. crazy rain!! But the mist from it looks pretty :) Love the pelican! they're so photogenic!

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  37. The pelly looks lovely. What rain you had! Wow.

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  38. You did a fantastic job of capturing the downpour! Beautiful photos and story!

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  39. Arija, this is AMAZING! Love that pelican!

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  40. I miss heavy rains like this. Back in the Philippines, I always got excited when it rained hard. Now, I only see showers here.
    Your pictures here are beautiful!

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