Wet Stuff

Today, as I write, the rain is  a persistent heavy drizzle, and the outdoor temperature about 16 C.  Yesterday was a lovely 31 C.   The 36 hours earlier produced an inch of rain (25mm).

Before it all began, we had a glorious sunset.WP_20150110_019The next day, I had to put a raincoat on to take the dog for her walk.WP_20150110_002Constant bubbles rose to the surface of the puddles, as air in the soil was displaced.WP_20150110_004But the ants knew more was to come …  I’ve never seen nest ramparts built so high. The pine cone was already there, it wasn’t a prop.WP_20150111_010The wet brought the snails out … nearly stepped on this pair.snail pairVika loved her walk, as usual, no matter the weather. She would love to get a closer look at the honey stall across the road on the weekends. Honey mainly, but eggs, tomatoes and horse manure too.WP_20150110_006All photos taken with the Nokia phone camera, on auto.


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  1. Sky? Pond? Other critters? Wow. What an opportunity. Wonderful photos and I’m sure, amazing goals. 😀 😀 😀

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  2. Sue says:

    Love the photo’s. The rain is wonderful, but I hope you don’t have the weather we had yesterday, it was so humid, about 94%. Had air con on last night and I looked out the window and it was covered in condensation, so walked outside and it was like walking into a sauna. Much better today, still drizzly but nice and cool.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      It’s not too bad Sue, but it would get steamy if the sun stayed out, no doubt. Pleasant about 23 C, both in and outside the house. 🙂


  3. bkpyett says:

    Lovely photos Christine, and this rain is wonderful!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Barbara, I must pop over to your blog and see how your garden is fairing – I had a quick look at an email notification that arrived … ❤


  4. la_lasciata says:

    Crikey, CJR – if you have to keep avoiding snails in the wet, you must be high-stepping like a show-pony ! 😀

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Ooooh, M-R, I hate the way they crunch underfoot. No, seriously – they aren’t usually out in the open like these two. But they looked a bit ‘distracted’. 😀

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      1. la_lasciata says:

        True, and I thought as much. Mother Nature can be cruel, eh ? – making the single urge so great as to permit their being stepped on.

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  5. milliethom says:

    I love these photos, Christine. Such a carefully balanced selection. The sunset is awesome and the snails and air bubble are an added delight. Great stuff. Your weather seems almost as changeable as ours!

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  6. Glad to see you have some rain. Good photos.

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