In North Queensland, they're getting a Big Wet. Okay, it's the first decent one for decades...but why aren't we, in the south east corner of Queensland, not getting any rain? We are gasping, our plants are gasping, the grass is gasping, everything is gasping for...water. In fact the drought is so bad, the trees are whistling to the dogs.
In the north they have had a year's rainfall in the past seven days. There are floods and more floods; all the rivers, creeks and streams that have been dry or just run at a trickle for years have burst their banks. On top of that, there is more rain expected and a cyclone forming in the Gulf of Carpentaria...actually we'll know definitely about the cyclone in the morning. Consequently, I expect to hear it's become an official disaster area. It never rains but it pours...
However, I feel discriminated against! The monsoon rains just haven't come down this far. Although I heard on the news tonight that Brisbane got about 20 mm of rain. Well, where's ours, huh, huh? We're only about 40 km from Brisbane and there wasn't even a spit of rain here or anywhere near the dams. Damn!
Our tanks overflowed last week and we have got lots of lovely fresh water. We can water the gardens and lawns with the sprinkler or hose and not get fined. All those people who, like us, have put tanks in over the last couple of months benefited from last week's storm. Only thing is, we need continual replenishment...so we need rain, okay? If any of you are good at raindances, please feel free to dance naked in the moonlight, sunlight or car lights and send the rain to:
All the residents of South East Queensland, Australia. Thank you very much. We won't even reject a cyclone, because they do bring big rain depressions and that would reach far enough inland to fill the dams.
(By the way, if you do a naked raindance, photos are mandatory!)