Wednesday, September 15, 2010

When the river runs

The rain came and everyone was happy. The desert flowers sprang to life and the land laid a carpet of green. Then the rain went quickly, as it tends to do in the desert. The sky went back to the lightest of blues and high thin cloud skitted across it.

Now the rain is back. It has rained everyday this week and it will continue to do so until the end of the week. The Finke river normally sits on the land as an empty shell. Now it is filled with waterholes and seabirds.

These trees sit in the middle of a sandy creekbed. Water has surrounded them and now they are islands.

1 comment:

Al said...

Gorgeous piccies.
The change in the desert landscape after rain is absolutely amazing.