Over another Hump

Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Drought Breaker - View from My Front Door.

It is Mothers' Day again and most untypical Torrens Creek weather. It has felt like rain for the last few days, we have actually had several spots and I am hoping we will get more.

The Golf Club has a tournament here this weekend and they have finally convinced people that it makes more sense to start early to beat the heat and get them all home earlier to beat the kamakazi kangaroos, etc. Wouldn't you know it would turn cool? Even the kangaroos are sluggish.

I am enjoying my Mothers' Day. My husband has spoilt me. He has vacuumed the house for me. I didn't object, gave me more time in the garden.

We have our son home after 15 years. He arrived home from Toronto, Canada last August and has settled here. He bought a house (ex railway station) a few blocks away. It is wonderful having him so close. The town population is now 22 - major explosion. And there are more people moving in. I guess it has to do with the all mining which is going on in the area.

The following is my solution to the current dry spell we are having. Enjoy!

The Drought Breaker.

There’s rain coming,
the prophet peered at the sky.
My cat’s washed behind her ears
and listen to the bull-frogs cry.

Notice the traffic sounds nearer,
birds all flocking so low?
The mock orange has flowered –
there’ll be rain in a day or so.

My arthritis is creaking in earnest,
black ants are working hard,
but the surest sign I’ve ever seen
is standing out in the yard
Yes, the best drought breaker
I’ve seen - by far,
is the rain-dance performed
as my husband washes the car.


  • It was your husband's rain dance that did it! We had rain ...8mm this morning...Thanks Frank!!
    Great Warnie!

    By Blogger Sandy, at 3:36 AM  

  • I was hoping you'd get around to another post, Frances. We're in our spring here in the northern hemisphere, a rainy season--April showers bring may flowers, as the saying goes-- and all the flowering grasses and trees have brought out my allergy! But this spring is beautiful.


    By Blogger Ruth D~, at 2:48 PM  

  • Frank's rain dance has finally filtered through....we have had rain.too..wet stuff..remember?

    By Blogger Sandy, at 5:16 AM  

  • Yep, I'm thinking of having a national car washing day ;-) So glad the stuff is finally falling.

    By Blogger Frances Mackay, at 4:42 PM  

  • Washing the car 'll do it alright. Lovely that your son is near.

    By Anonymous Pearl, at 6:32 AM  

  • People should read this.

    By Anonymous Prue, at 11:30 AM  

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