Finally on Saturday night it rained! 55mm or just over 2″ in the rain gauge. Purgatory Creek was flowing again on Sunday as all the little side creeks deposited their rainwater – hence the muddy colour of dirt in the runoff. We have had the driest year in the 11 years I’ve lived here so far. Normally we would get about 380mm just in January alone but this year we haven’t got that much in the 7 months of 2014. Now we need the follow up rain which doesn’t look promising. That brown sploge in the upper right is Flair running along the bank.
A drive to the local Recycle Depot today brought me a whole range of new photos for this months Take Twelve. I only go there about once every 3 months and it’s always interesting to note what is in flower and what the season is doing to the land.
On the way I pass over the beginnings of Purgatory Creek (which flows through my property) while driving on the Gwydir Highway to Jackadgery where the Recycle Bin is kept next to the local Bushfire Brigade Station. The large bridge is over the Mann River at Jackadgery and the dirt road is the way I return home, making it a round trip.
Hop over to Meg’s Blog at Move The Chair here to see her post on Take Twelve but remember she is about a half day after me as I’m east coast Australia and she is USA