The Bush Post – When it rains….it pours!

 

As my title suggests, I am once again talking about that magical thing – rain.  After getting a few welcome inches last week, temperatures skyrocketed here.  So you would think I am praying for more rain.  Well, one thing that comes with soaring temperatures is the storms.  And I am not talking about your odd thunderstorm.  We are talking super cells, and wind gusts that are so  frightening, you hope you remembered to pull in everything that was loose outside.  When you are living in the outback and one of these storms hits the amount of rain that falls in a short space of time is staggering.  So we go from being in drought to experiencing floods.  From one extreme to the other.  The scary part is that many towns get cut off from the highways, and that means delays in much needed food stocks as most is brought in by trucks.  Social media such as Facebook, which has become very important in the lives of people out here; is where everyone passes on information about road closures, storm damage, lost animals (due to the lightning and thunder), and contacting emergency services.

 

Right now, the storms have passed.  Talk is however there is more on the way tomorrow, and this is a worry if flash flooding occurs.  I love rain, and I know how much we need it.  The extremes though can make it scary at times.

 

~RB~

 

The Bush Post – Here comes the rain….I hope.

 

It’s been an absolute scorcher yet again, and with forecasts predicting storms for this evening; I am looking skyward and praying.  The welcome relief that rain brings to the parched land and to me as I work is sheer heaven.  Sadly, rain has been avoiding my town of late.  Sure, they have had storms down south with golf ball sized hail; but here…..nudda.  Nothing.  Zip, zilch….not a drop.  The clouds are starting to build from the east and surprisingly the west as well.  Fingers crossed!

I plan to dance in it!

~RB~