Sunday, February 7, 2010

When The Drought Breaks

Although it may be a bit premature to declare the drought broken, my trip to Tamworth (NSW) this morning was greeted by a steady soaking rain. Hopefully it is a sign that the current drought  is breaking and maybe give our farmers some hope that 2010 will be a year when the stock is fattened and the headers are are full.

But, I think I'll just let Henry Lawson put my pictures into words;  

Rain In The Mountains

The valley is full of misty cloud, 
It's tinted beauty drowning,
The Eucalypti roar aloud,
The mountain fronts are frowning.

The mist is hanging like a pall,
From many granite ledges,
And many a little waterfall,
Starts o'er the valley's edges.

The sky is of a leaden grey
Save for where the north is surly,
The driven daylight speeds away,
And the night comes o'er us early.

But, love, the rain will pass full soon,
Far sooner than my sorrow,
And in a golden afternoon,
The sun may set tomorrow.

- Henry Lawson (1889)


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