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Monday, 22 October 2012

After the storm.

Rain, rain, and more rain. This year our spring rains started very early and has continued steadily, some places in the Eastern Cape province had a years rain in one week. Here in Estcourt this weekend was the cherry on the cake. On Friday morning we measured 47mm, (almost 2 inches) from Thursday. Saturday morning the rain gauge stood at 50mm. It rained for most of Saturday, Saturday night saw violent thunder and lightning storms with torrential rain. Sunday it seemed as if it would clear but by 12:30 the skies opened up and the rain came down in buckets.

This morning the sun is shining and everything is green bright and clean. As a result of the rain the roses in our school garden have been particularly beautiful. This morning I came very early to see if there were any roses worth photographing. The storms of the weekend have battered most of them but here and there there were still one or two. As a result of the good rains the rose bushes are full of buds. I will bring my camera to school every day this week and try and get some good photos.

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Sparkling with drops.

Bowed down but still good to look at.

Pure white.

Bright yellow among the green.

New buds, by tomorrow the one in front will be perfect.

Sunlight shining through a petal.


Joyful said...

Beautiful! I always find rain drops or dew drops on roses to be especially beautiful.

Gorges Smythe said...