Friday, December 15, 2006

Of droughts and flooding rains

It's raining in Sydney at the moment (just...very lightly). We have water restrictions but we do get relatively enough rain - especially, it seems, on weekends in January - just when you wouldn't mind a bit more sun.

Others in Australia are doing it a lot harder. I saw a link to this on WhipUp the other day and it really appealed to me - being from the country originally and being a knitter - so now I am the proud sponsor of a mother ewe named Gwen, in honour of my own mother. I hope that it will take off and other farmers can also benefit.

Some Friday eye candy to finish with:
Some people think agapanthus are weeds but I quite like them - they are very hardy (I never water them!), always green and produce lots of flowers every year. Ours are all blue with the exception of one lonely white flower, which you can't see in this picture (it's up the other end).

5 comments:

Jo said...

Wow, your front yard is looking great!!!
We also live in Sydney but at the base of the Blue Mountains. Our grass is gone now, there's nothing but dirt. And it is actually raining here too right now...
What is that liquid stuff falling from the sky???

Nora said...

It's pouring here (inner city)! I've had to let the dog in and the builders are scared to death and just standing around doing NOTHING! I feel like going back to bed. x
PS: I don't have that yarn hun. Sorry. I've only got a DB lime angora/cotton...

catsmum said...

we got all of about 12 drops of rain last night so please send any excess south... my dam is the lowest it's ever been through 10 drought years [ I've only been here for 2 of them but this is what the neighbours tell me ]

Queen Frogger said...

We had Agapanthas in lines at the front of our house when we lived in Aus. I like them! I will try and send some of our rain your way!!

Bells said...

agapanthus are a favourite of mine for all the reasons you listed. You just can't go wrong.