Monday, 26 February 2007

The Country is Dry, where is the Rain.


Here at Finniss, 60 kilometres south of Adelaide the cattle are being hand-fed. Everywhere you go it's dry. There are water restrictions in the City and it's very little different in the other southern Capital cities and all the way to Brisbane. The climate patterns have changed. Perhaps the last 100 years have been the aberration with many good years. Let's hope the winter brings rain.

12 comments:

lynn said...

Dry and dusty photo this, has real atmosphere!

M.Benaut said...

That's pretty quick off the mark, Lynn.
Sure is though. My son from Basel took it for me as he attended a Buck's party there recently. Sorry i can't show you some of the funny ones !!!

freelancer said...

Nice shot, i like the contrast of the landscape and the red tractor !

Chris & Deb said...

I like this photo....looks like something out of The Old West.
Hope you get moisture soon!

Ame said...

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY! Is for HORSES! And there's plenty of that where this PICTURE came from it looks!!! LOL! ;)

Long time no comment M-B!!! How goes it?!?

I'm still jetlagged...haven't been to bed...slept a lot on the planerides so guess I'll just stay up aaaall day and do fun stuff like laundry and grocery shopping and the like! ;)

Thanks for stoking the Ame Adventure fires...you're too much...that's what makes DP life so much fun...chaps like yourself...and your better half! ;)

Love this shot...it's definitely NOT London! But it sure makes ya feel all warm and farm-like doesn't it? Even with those clouds in the sky...it just feels warm!

I don't think that made any sense...not enough oxygen on board those jumbo jets I reckon!

LOL! ;)

Off to visit more of the world!

watchthis said...

Nice fotoblog ! its fun to see pictures from other parts of the world.

Nathalie said...

Oh I love Australian landscapes. This is beautiful.

There'd be lots to say though about deforestation and white man management of what was obviously a very dry country in the first place...

M.Benaut said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments. I prefer to show a broad cross section of things from around the city, rather than churches town halls, churches and town,,,,,, Perhaps it tells folk in remote places about the things city people do. We don't just sit in Victoria square and watch fountains.

santy said...

The rain is over here in Jakarta! I wish I could send some over there :)

Monica from rio said...

This photo looks like it was taken from the set of a John Wayne´s film. It looks really dry, I feel a little sorry for the cattle.

Monsier you seem to be somewhat of a gourmet, am I right? About the dishes you asked, being that region a colder one (compared to the rest of the country), their specialty is a swiss dish called fondue, you probably know it. They offer a very good pasta too, due to the italian heritage. And also because of the gauchos (the men who deal with the cattle) that first came to that region from Argentina, the big attraction there is the barbecue. Here´s a photo of a typical gaucho
and their special
barbecue

M.Benaut said...

Why, MAAAAM, that there's a REAL barbeque. We'll have one like that for the next DP reunion in Adelaide !!

Tiago said...

It does look dry, but I still love the image. I love farms and the living in a farm.
I am an agricultural engineer and I have known all kind of farms and country sides. Once I was given a conference in Argentina and someone in the apartments in buenos aires I had rented offered me staying the week end in his ranch, that was in the south of Buenos Aires province (Tornquist); I loved so much that region, that 5 years later I moved to that region of Argentina with my family.