Saturday, 29 January 2011

At first it was like this ...





... and then it was like this

10 comments:

Bernie said...

Seems like you've had a respite from the rain! Let's hope TC Anthony doesn't contribute to creating more grey skies up your way.

I drooled over the sight of that gorgeous red volcanic soil ... such a contrast to the grey tinge of the decomposed granite here!

Snail said...

The weather has been lovely, Bernie. Sunny, still and quite mild.

I think the soil almost looks good enough to eat! When the maize is sprouting at Atherton, the combo of red and green is spectacular.

forestwalk/laura k said...

my thoughts...at first glance...like something was simmering...but an odd color...volcanic-like...

then seeing it had soaked in...aaaaah...and the kangaroo (?) enjoying the mid day sun...peaceful nap...resting his head on the sun-warmed cement...

(i question the kangaroo part...don't want to seem DUMB or anything... :] but you have so many 'kangaroo-like' animals...)

Snail said...

The soil here is quite vivid and it stains everything when wet!

That's Red, the dominant male pademelon. (Paddies are small forest roos.) He doesn't like the rain much, but he loves snoozing in the sun. The latter is a rare treat, especially in the Wet Season.

forestwalk/laura k said...

ok...yes! i remember RED! well, he sure looks relaxed!

and the red soil...like Georgia...or parts of South Carolina...here...stains everything!

i love the volcanic capture you got!
enjoy your day...(or night i guess it is...)

mick said...

A country of extremes! The red of the soil staining the water looks nice but would not be so nice to live with. I left a bucket of water at the back door during our heavy rains to wash off the mud before I came inside.

M said...

Hi Snail, Thank you for adopting my site. I feel privileged to be included among the truly interesting sites you follow.
I very much hope my Visitors will click on your Snail Logo... there's so much about Australia to discover if they do.
Visiting here is like experiencing a Publicly Private Australian Library to explore.

Very much like the photos of the water falling on the Red Earth, actually, your photos are beautiful.

May you farewell with TC Anthony deciding to return and have something a bit more definite to say.

Good wishes to you from M (Qld, Australia)

biobabbler said...

SO much put across with so few words. Great work, and congrats on all the sunshine! =) Deeeelightful sunning creatures you have there.

Snail said...

Mick, M, Biobabbler ... it's all about to get a lot wetter and windier here!

Charlotta Ward said...

I hope your little friend there will be safe when the storm hits.

It hurts to think of all the animals who are not able to bunker down and find shelter...!

Charlotta