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Sunday, 22 January 2012

The miracle of rain.

After yesterdays rainstorm, we had 60 millimetres +, the whole world was refreshed and green this morning. After church I took the camera and the dogs to see what there was to be seen. 

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Yesterday this shrub was a grey green dried up thorn bush, this morning it's bright green and lush with bright yellow flowers. Absolutely amazing how quickly nature recovers after a good rainfall.

The little brook on the farm is no longer sneaking sulkily out from under the culvert, but babbling along as a good little brook should.

Even the Southern Red-bishop looks brighter after the rain.

A Black-Headed heron, (Ardea melanocephala) on the look out for breakfast. This picture and the one below need to be enlarged to see the full effect.

A bird on the wing. Haven't ID this bird yet, even has my sister Jo, at  flummoxed, and she has many years birding experience.


Kay L. Davies said...

How wonderful, Phillip. Rain does the same thing here on the dry prairie.
I love the photos of the red-bishop and the heron, and I do hope you or Jo can find someone to ID the flying bird.

Shoreman said...

It's nice how a rain will make things clean and crisp again.


Desiree said...

Your pictures are outstanding!