Monday, August 20, 2012

Postcards ...

Thank you to all of you who have visited and left a comment over the past couple of weeks - I thought I'd send you some postcards to say hello and let you know I hadn't completely disappeared.

I hope to 'visit' you this week yet before we make our return home.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunset metamorphosis

... shot from our back yard,  in less than 30 minutes.

[we will be traveling over the next several days - I hope to catch up with all of you toward the end of this new week]

Friday, August 3, 2012

Under the full moon

I don't know whether statistics back it up but folk lore has it that strange things happen under the full moon. I was out in the wee hours last night and caught some strange apparitions.

(SOOC:  10-22mm  f5.6  120sec  ISO200)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

At last ...

I don't want to jump to a hasty conclusion, but ...

The relentless heat engulfed us once again today. Our lawn is a major fire hazard - only the weeds flourish but they lend themselves to easy pulling since their roots can't grip dust.

Towards noon clouds started forming. Our hopes had been dashed so often over the past 2 months that we didn't put much credence in the '40% chance of thundershowers' forecast. The clouds gathered into darker thunderheads but despite the occasional rumbling, no moisture materialized. Now masses of dark clouds appeared but they passed quickly to the north and south of us - we'd seen this pattern before.

The sun played peek-a-boo with us throughout the afternoon. Several times I left the garden weeding to go indoors when what appeared to be an earnest rain started. It petered out as quickly as it had begun. I was determined to finish weeding  after dinner so I didn't go in when the rain started yet again. However, this time things were different - the rain didn't let up and in fact we received several hours of very welcomed drizzle.

If the forecast for the next few days holds, we might be able to declare an end to the drought. I suspect there will be much joy should that happen.