Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunshine After the Rain












Sunshine after the rain is all the sweeter! We've had quite a bit of rain over the last few days, thankfully not enough to be a real flood threat in our town (the sailing club at top is built beside the river and is designed to cope with flooding). This afternoon's warm, sunny autumn walk yielded unexpected treasures. With extra commitments recently I've not been walking as much as I like - time to try and address this....


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24 comments:

Marijke said...

Our floods don’t seem to come until the rain has passed. Such an interesting sight, a river breaking it’s banks and taking everything with it, while the skies are blindingly blue. It does make a gorgeous setting for photo’s!

DeniseinVA said...

Wow, I was wondering how you were fairing after seeing that first shot. Your photos are wonderful, a very nice selection.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Glad you were able to take a nice walk and got some lovely photos too.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

s.c said...

I remember the flooding from last year.Lucky that the sailing club is prepared for such an event. Are that olives on the photo. Remarkable.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Yes they are olives SC, the second olive tree I have noticed in our neighbourhood. A beautiful sight.

diane b said...

There was an awful lot of rain but it cleared away fast. Great sunny shots. I like the gate and the lorikeet.

SarahZ said...

Sunshine after days of rain IS the best!! I particularly love your olive photo! I puzzled for just a bit, but the foliage gave it away, as we have many "russian olive" native here, same look, with smaller, green only fruit :)

Filip Demuinck said...

oh, that terrible. Wouldn't like to be the owner of that first house.

Greetings,
Filip

Sylvia K said...

Ah, nothing like sunshine after the rain!! Wonderful captures! I do love that colorful bird!! Awesome!! Glad you didn't suffer any damage from the rain!! Hope you have a wonderful new week!!

geanina said...

Very nice images! ;)

Dirk Rosin said...

nice images and landscape !

Barb said...

Get out and walk in your beautiful landscape. I try to put some mileage in daily - it focuses my mind.

flowersandhome said...

When I saw the first pictures I thought you might be coping with floods again but luckily not so. Always love it when you take us on a stroll around your neighbourhood and I keep being amazed by the many colourful birds there are where you live and how they love to pose for the picture.

Michelle said...

Walking is such a great exercise for health as well as mental clarity!

✿ chica said...

Lindas tuas fotos, maravilha!! Ă“tima e feliz semana! bjs, chica

Amy Franks said...

wow it does look like you've had alot of rain! gosh I hope it goes down a bit...

Anita Johnson said...

Those first photos were scary, glad they are built to withstand the rains. Your landscape is so different than ours, I always feel like I have seen something new here.That parrot? I can't imagine seeing one in the wild...beautiful.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow, the first shot looked a bit scary! Pretty flowers and I love that gate.

Preeti said...

Yikes the sailing club is quite submerged! Glad to know you are safe. Lovely images!

Coombe Mill said...

that looks like a lot of rain1 Wonderful looking olives, i wish we could grow them in England #topshot

NC Sue said...

How does the sailing club "cope with" being swamped with floodwaters?
Wonderful photos, and I do hope they sustained minimal damage at the club.
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bettyl-NZ said...

I was concerned about the first shot but I'm glad they are prepared. Lovely scenes on your walk. It's always nice to get out, even if it's just a short while.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Hi Sue. The lower level is an empty shell for boats only with cement brick walls and cement floor, slightly sloping. The roof has a greater slope to prevent debris building up (the previous sailing club building collapsed a few years ago under the weight of mud and debris). All the boats are removed to the high grassy levee bank above when the river is about to rise. The roller doors are opened and the area hosed out as the river waters fall to wash the mud away.

HansHB said...

A lot of rain?
Great photos!
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