Rain Tumbled Down

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Rain fell today. We had 27ml of steady rain, not the sudden over-in-a-minute kind, but the sort that sinks into the garden and refreshes. It was a proper Event. The hills behind our house were enshrouded with mist, as sombre as the grey sky, and the rain tumbled down for most of the day.

In town people were jubilant, exclaiming about the wet weather to complete strangers, stepping happily around puddles and enjoying using an umbrella for the first time in ages. There was a perceptible feeling of positivity in the air. It's always like that when there's a good fall.

By the afternoon the clouds were clearing, the last tendrils of mist were creeping up the hills and the sun was making an effort to break through. Remnant raindrops clinging to leaves were glittering jewel-like in watery beams.
I won’t have to worry about watering the garden now for some time as the weather isn't hot enough to dry it out the way it does in the Summer.

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35 Comments Add yours

  1. Tracy says:

    Thank heavens. That is something to write home about. 🙂

    Only a spot here.

    1. Jane says:

      I’m sorry you didn’t receive more Tracy, I thought it was moving down your way.

  2. Margaret Campbell says:

    Lovely Jane, it certainly made everything look refreshed!

    1. Jane says:

      Great to receive a decent amount, Marg.

    1. Jane says:

      Yes, indeed. Long awaited, Derrick.

  3. Jane Munro says:

    Beautiful photo of the rose, Jane. And wasn’t it a lovely day!

    1. Jane says:

      I couldn’t stop looking out at the rain!

  4. It’s a wonderful relief after a long summer!

    1. Jane says:

      Indeed, it was lovely to see.

  5. We had some too but only about 10mm nowhere near enough being a tourist town rain is not always appreciated like it should be

    1. Jane says:

      We never complain about rain, no matter where we are, Pauline!

  6. Robyn says:

    So nice to see the rain

    1. Jane says:

      It certainly was, Robyn.

  7. Carol says:

    We got lovely rain too, the first since November. I love how everything is washed and looks so fresh and clean now.

    1. Jane says:

      First since November? That’s even longer than we had to wait!

  8. Vicki says:

    That rose image is gorgeous with the water droplets on it.

    We’ve got a few dry days down in Melbourne, but today, when I caught a taxi over to my doctor at around 1.00pm the sky was very overcast and deep mist/fog was still hanging around. It was the coldest June day in about 25 years.

    I arrived home in the dark so couldn’t see if the pots on my balcony needed watering or not. It was too cold to look anyway 🙂

    1. Jane says:

      I heard about your cold day, Vicki. Glad you like the rose: it’s hanging on despite the wintry weather.

  9. Lis says:

    Hooray! That must be so wonderful after such a long, dry spell. Enjoy the rest from watering, Jane . . . and also the beauties in your garden (that rose photo is quite lovely).

    1. Jane says:

      Thanks Lis. I had a relaxing day watching the rain!

  10. Jean says:

    Jane , Well put , I share the feelings of your community .

    1. Jane says:

      It’s amazing how the rain lifts the spirits, Jean.

    2. Jane says:

      Thank you, Jean.

  11. Jude says:

    Roses and raindrops – a perfect combination 🙂

    1. Jane says:

      They certainly are, Jude. Most of the roses have finished for the winter, but that one was hanging on.

  12. Kris P says:

    That’s the best kind of rain. We experience the same kind of jubilation when we get it here. I hope this event is just the start of a long series of gentle soaks during your winter season.

    1. Jane says:

      Thanks, Kris. Fingers crossed!

  13. rusty duck says:

    Oh that sounds wonderful Jane.
    I used to take rain for granted but even for us, not this year. Our clay soil has baked rock hard. Even the weeds are dying!

    1. Jane says:

      And it’s so hard to get the weeds out when the ground is like that, too. Hope you receive some rain soon, Jessica.

  14. It is always so nice to get some decent rain and to not have to worry about watering the garden for a while. The leaves and rose in your pictures look so pretty with the glistening raindrops.

    1. Jane says:

      Its a reprieve, certainly, Kristah. Thanks for the comment.

  15. So glad you got some rain, Jane! Now we would quite like some!

    1. Jane says:

      Seems funny, you wishing for rain after the spring you had, but I know how quickly things can change.

  16. Cathy says:

    What lovely rain soaked roses!

    1. Jane says:

      Thanks Cathy. The rain was the loveliest part!

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