I woke this morning to the sound of heavy rain on our tin roof! What a beautiful noise! It's been raining here, very heavily at times, for hours. The gutters are gushing, the drainpipes are overflowing and our water tanks are filling up. We think we've had around 60-70mm of rain so far!
Of greater interest to our boy though, is what's happening down at the little creek at the bottom of our street. Umbrella up, and together with his Dad, he set off for the creek to see for himself the impact of all this heavy rain. Typically, this creek has just a trickle of water in it but, on days like today, it becomes a swollen, fast-moving, somewhat bigger torrent.
Here are some photos our boy took:
Up and over the little bridge.
Rushing away downstream.
Bark flowing away like lava at the urging of the water.
Needless to say, both my intrepid, rainy-day adventurers returned home from the creek a lot less dry than when they set out! In the ensuing excitement of sharing the photos and videos he took, my boy and I talked about the incredible power of water that he had just witnessed for himself on a small, localised scale. It's quite something to see all the bark from your little local playground being washed out and away at the behest of fast-flowing waters. "It was like lava, Mum!"
I hope, if you live in our area of South-East Queensland, that you are dry and safe as the rain pours down today.