Friday, 11 January 2013

summer - or drought once more?


This morning, in our summer routine for hot days, we set off early, when the parks are pretty much deserted, except for dog walkers. The sun was brassy in the sky, and already hot at 7:45 am, but bearable because of the clouds.





As usual, Penny made the walk interesting, stopping to draw my attention to a good smell on a rock...





and on a post.

The grass on the sportsground is still green, thanks to watering from the storage tanks.


But it's frightening to see how the environment is drying up elsewhere, now that it hasn't rained for so long.  The cracks in the earth beneath our feet are a warning of how fragile our hold on life is, in this dry Australian continent. I have water tanks to hold 8000 litres, but two out of three tanks are empty.


I hope we're not slipping back into drought.

6 comments:

Mitch and Molly said...

YIKES! We hope you get a good soaking rain soon, Penny!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Clare said...

Penny is so cute! I also love your post because of the way it is written..very natural. Also, it looks like a beautiful area in the picture! I also have a blog about my pets so you may want to check it out! the link is http://fantasticfurryfriends123.blogspot.com/

parlance said...

Mitch and Molly, there are clouds in the sky again today, but no rain...

parlance said...

Clare, thanks for calling by. I visited your blog and it's going to be very interesting. Good luck with it.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Hope you guys get some rain soon! That image of the ground cracking is frightening.

parlance said...

Lassie and Benjie, it hasn't rained yet!