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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wetter and Wetter




Our river is a BIG river, she rises slowly and falls slowly. Here are some photos from late this afternoon. You can see the rise in water clearly compared to the photos in yesterday's post, taken 23 hours earlier.







The river is still steadily rising but the rain has eased and the smaller rivers feeding into this one have steadied. We are all somewhat relieved at the most recent forecast update of an expected peaking about one metre/yard higher than these photos show. The river and bridge are more beautiful under "normal" circumstances.




There is also much local "ponding" in the area. Just one block further down our street runs a natural waterway which is usually dry ground. In continual wet weather like this week, it begins to fill and move into some of the nearby house yards. Lovely weather for ducks! I took this photo while standing on the street looking to one side, the photo below is the view looking in the opposite direction. A couple hours after these photos the water had crossed the road which is now closed to traffic.






I found this little beauty on my walk too, looking all the brighter for the dreary weather.

We are safe and dry inside and looks as though things will stay that way, thankfully.

Sharing at SkyWatch Friday.

30 comments:

Isabelle said...

Mother Nature with her own emotional state... it'll pass!
Glad your are safe in your home. Wish you well :)

s.c said...

Well you get your own billabong so to see. Luckily that the rain has stopped.

Giga said...

Niech już natura Wam więcej deszczu już nie daję. STOP DESZCZ ! . Mam nadzieję, że Wam i Waszemu domowi woda szkód nie zrobi.Pozdrawiam. *** Let nature you have more rain no longer give. STOP THE RAIN! . I hope that you and your house will not do water damage. Yours.

geanina said...

wow! non avete paura?

Judy said...

That top photo is amazing. It does bring back memories for me.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Glad to hear the rain is easing. The photos are awesome. Mother nature can be so beautiful but powerful and deadly. Hope conditions continue to improve!

Lesley said...

Flooding has been abundant here where I live for the past couple of springs/summers. Stay safe!! I love to look at your beautiful green pictures as it's cold and brown here in winter.

Ruby said...

Very beautiful and Refreshing shots! Hugs, Ruby

Christina, Sweden said...

OMG, that looks bad! Hope it stops raining soon so the damages won't be to bad.

We had almost no snow yet this winter so I was hoping..... but
now I got about 15 cm's and it's still snowing..... meaning lots of showeling
Rain makes flowershots look so good though so there is a small + in that

May said...

We are facing the same situation here too. Swollen rivers. By the way, wetter in german means weather..:-)

Sylvia K said...

I do hope your rainy weather takes a break soon even though the ducks and flowers seem to be quite happy! Wonderful captures as always! Take care and stay dry!

Sylvia

marijke said...

I hope you stay safe!!!. I always thought australia has very dry summers? Hope it stops raining soon.
Warm wishes
Marijke

Sivinden said...

Looks like you had enough water...
The flower is beautiful with raindrops though:)

Gary said...

Hope you remain OK!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

HansHB said...

This must be like wet-wet-wet...
Very good captured!
I wish you a Happy Friday!

Georgianna said...

Oh, my goodness! These images are so dramatic. I'm very glad to hear you are safe, dry and warm. Hoping the weekend brings a much improved scene. Thanks again for stopping by. – g

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

I hope the rains end soon. Love that little yellow flower.
Stay high and dry!

Juliana said...

Oh...big water scares me..
hope you are ok...
memorable pics

eileeninmd said...

The river scene does look scary. I hope you remain safe and stay dry. Have a great weekend and Happy Skywatching!

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Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi Marijke, Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth but it is also a very large country - sixth largest in the world. Much of our interior (three quarters of our country) is desert or semi-arid with very low rainfall. However, most coastal areas where nearly all the people live, receive good rainfall. Some areas in the more northern sections have a tropical climate with much rainfall.

Where we live we usually have our highest rainfall late summer and early autumn, January-May.

Karen

chubskulit said...

Beautiful sky view!

My Skywatch. Have a nice weekend!

Kateri said...

That is a lot of water. I hope that not too much damage was done. The flowers look like they are enjoying the rain, though!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photos.

Regards and best wishes

Dave said...

Wow, your flooding is bad. I hope you and your family and friends are all OK? That's tough... - Dave.

MarieHarmony said...

Happy to read you and your family are fine. I have to say your photos are beautiful, thought the water is doing quite a lot of damages.
Stay well

Laura said...

It can be much the same here in spring time. Our kids often have more
flood days" off from school than snow days even though we live in NH, USA.

NatureFootstep said...

it is not good to live so close to a river like that. :(

Liz said...

Wonderful images, Karen!
There is still much concern up here in QLD as rivers rise... it's all about wait and see and pray. They don't forcast a repeat of last year but we know many who have been evacuated again...

Lea's menagerie said...

Glad you are safe and dry - that is a lot of water!
Love the rain-drenched flower - so beautiful!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

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