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Weathering The Storms

So, back at the start of this month I told you about a visit J and I had made to a next-door village where the locals were praying for rain and feeding the multitude. Ever the sceptic, I came away with a smile on my face and a full belly. You can imagine my dismay when the heavens opened the next day!

A few days passed and then another nearby village held a similar ‘do’ and lo and behold the gods responded yet again! Then, last Friday, our village up here in the mountains threw their two pennyworth into the mix – why was I not surprised when it absolutely piddled down during Saturday and Sunday? It’s enough to shake my faith in science I can tell you!

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stormy weather and still beautiful

We also had an onset of cabin fever – let’s face it there is a limit to how much reading or travel scrabble one can cope with. That, plus the fact that the lack of light had the solar electric system screaming alarms at us as the charge ran down.

As luck would have it there was a break in the rain (but not in the cloud cover) that gave us a chance to get out and walk a bit first thing and enjoy the lovely flowers and then we drove a short distance to another lake to see if my trusty, 40 year-old manual 500mm reflex lens could capture anything worth keeping – you decide. No names, just enjoy the photos.

dog rose

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earth star

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there were thousands of these strange, beautiful creatures

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. . and a few Black-winged Stilts . .

Blac-winged Stilt

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Alan Fenn – glad to see the sun today!

14 thoughts on “Weathering The Storms

  1. love the flowers and the flamingos – now I m wondering if the flamingos are always there or sometimes there – they are such beautiful creatures – hope there is both plentiful sun and adequate rain))

  2. Alan, Please, please do a rain dance for us or get a village to do a ‘do’ for us. We’ve had a really dry spring and plus, if it rains buckets this spring, it will keep the campers off. The photos are awesome, btw. Love those flamingoes and the stilt.

  3. I really need to visit! No one stands the fun in sharing plants here and that it is good for the plant to separate them. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing!

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