It hasn't rained much here so far this autumn - we had only 9.5mm in April and quite warm temperatures. Many properties around have been looking very parched and I know that some are hand feeding their stock already - a little too early in the season.
The farmers around here have been waiting for the autumn break and it didn't really happen. But last night it rained and there were 12.5mm of beautiful rain in the gauge and more rain is forecast.
The rain makes everything look so beautiful. The dampness has made all the colours of Highfield really stand out.
Like the colour of the lichens on the post that holds the rain gauge.
And the beetroot red of the growth rings in the top of the fence posts.
The bark of the Box trees and the Blakley's gums are an inspiration of colour.
There is a little low cloud over the hills.
The brassicas and nasturtiums are holding little diamonds of rain drops.
Strangely the grass seems to have greened up already. I cant wait to see the new growth.
Let's hope that those further west have received some rain or will soon.