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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 memorablemeanders.blogspot.com  flummoxed, and she has many years birding experience.

3 comments:

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.
K

Shoreman said...

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

Mark

Desiree said...

Your pictures are outstanding!