Monday, September 6, 2010

More storms

The sky fell in over the weekend and we had more rain in one go than we've had in 10 years. Pretty damn cool, provided you were inside and not out in it. Our backyard was awash, fortunately our drainage is quite good (as you'd expect, considering we live on the side of a hill) and there's not left to show for it now apart from lovely damp soil, and some very happy plants. If it was warm, it would have felt like the tropics but, alas, it was icey cold at times. The hail was quite dramatic but didn't hang around long enough to get a photo.

During one of the brief dryer periods, I heard a crashing about along the fence line and went to investigate. I found we had a special fluffy-eared visitor, with a lovely white-splotched bottom and beautiful red-brown fur on his shoulders and the top of his head.


Juststopspeaking said...

Rain AND a koala well now coming from Perth I am jealous! Winter appears to have bypassed us and drop bears are only featured at the zoo!

Cheers! said...

A Koala in your yard? Wow...that is awesome! Great pics!

allison tait said...

Wow - that's a rare visitor indeed! Loved this post.

Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.

hearts_in_asia said...

Thanks guys :) We are fortunate enough to live in an area where koalas are quite common and not at all worried by we humans!