Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Desperately dry

©2017 Barry Smith - The weave and colour of an unfolding grevillea
It seems that we are in drought on the mountain - so many people are having to get water trucked to fill their tanks; the grass and plants are all struggling; as are the birds and animals. This is the first year that the nectarine crop was wiped out by bats whilst very green; and orchids and green bananas seems to be fodder for possums.

Even so nature seems to be able to persist and offer colour and texture as can be seen from a few shots from my walk this morning.

©2017 Barry Smith
©2017 Barry Smith
©2017 Barry Smith - Like snow in spring
©2017 Barry Smith - Delicate perfection
©2017 Barry Smith - Contrast
©2017 Barry Smith - Unfurling
©2017 Barry Smith - A scatter of colour on the road
©2017 Barry Smith - Upside down Lorikeet
©2017 Barry Smith
©2017 Barry Smith 
©2017 Barry Smith - Gorgeous tiny trio
©2017 Barry Smith - Contrast of flowers, dried fungi and wood
Still I hope that over the coming weekend we get a little rain to wash off the dust and give the plants and animals a refresh.


  1. Our friend Jill on the Gold Coast tells me she hasn't has any rain at all since the first week in June.

  2. Wishing you rain ... we could use a bit, too

  3. I believe we might get a storm on's hoping. Grevilleas are beautiful and persist despite any conditions. Great pics!

  4. So very dry here, too, Barry. I'm watering where I can but the "lawn" (mostly bindis) is parched and browning off. I love your flower photos, especially that tiny trio on the Bougainvillea - so delicate, and barely noticed in the wildly coloured bracts. I hope you get some rain soon...

  5. P, L, JM and C - thanks for checking out the post; but above all thanks for your energy regarding the rain - hoping for some in the next couple ion days. Go well. B


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