Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Tôt le matin d'été


Tôt le matin d'été, aucune eau dans le ruisseau.
Nous ne pouvons pas entendre la sirène de la caserne de pompiers encore. C'est une bénédiction.
Early on a Summer morning, no water in the creek.
We can't hear the Fire Station siren yet. That is a blessing.

11 comments:

dive said...

Yikes!
I just tried emailing you some of our rain, but the computer goes all grumpy when it gets wet.

M.Benaut said...

Thanks, Dive.
We actually had rain today. Between one and two drops. Not enough to register in a rain gauge.

Calusarus said...

Jolie photo, qui mérite vraiment d'être agrandie.
Et je constate que l'Australie reste le continent le plus sec au monde. Hélas pour vous. Heureusement que vous échappiez aux incendies.

Maria said...

I have so much snow in my back yard that I can't see my bird bath. Want some?

Michael said...

I was kind of sad when I read your post today. "We can't hear the Fire Station siren yet. That is a blessing." It sounded so grave...

On a happier note, you may find it easier to visit William pretty soon. We just launched our new AGV (Automotrice Grande Vitesse) yesterday. Even Sarko was there...

Mme Benaut said...

Ha Ha Maria - yes, I'd love some snow! This photo is taken from half way down our short stretch of creek alongside the tennis court, looking toward the pond. The creek then veers left and waters the trees alongside the driveway.
Michael, don't feel sad - we do prepare for fire by cleaning up the fallen leaves but during the summer, the eucalypts drop their leaves and we're not allowed to burn off during fire season. We would probably choose to evacuate our house rather than stay and try to protect it. I don't think there would be enough oxygen for us and the fire. But, we are optimistic and the fire services near us are very efficient. At the first whiff of smoke in this area, we would be inundated with fire engines and helicopters. Consequently we don't live in dread each day - just occasionally when there is a strong, hot, north wind and temperatures are over 40 degrees, we go outside and sniff the air - just to make sure and M.B always listens to the radio bulletins on those days.

Mme Benaut said...

Oops. Creek veers right from this direction. Doh!

lynn said...

Goodness, i'm sad too at those words. Do evacuate, Mme, don't stay to protect material possessions, as precious as they seem to us all. Do keep yourselves safe. It sounds very scary and we all need you safe and blogging! x I sang and danced for rain for you, hasn't it arrived yet? I'll chase it up. Fingers crossed for you both.

Jilly said...

What a fabulous photograph. So beautiful.

Mme Benaut said...

Ooh, thanks Jilly! Two in a row for me.
Lynn, we did get your rain = thank you for all that singin' and dancin' - a nice all day drizzle yesterday; cleared the air of dust and saved me having to water the garden yesterday. Hooray.

drpack said...

Glad to hear some rain has arrived. Just so it's not accompanied by lightning!
The pyromaniacs don't need any help!
I too can remember running outside and sniffing the air every time I heard the fire sirens! Scary, but you just have to be prepared ... as I am sure you are.
PS ... I have some snow for you as well. U-haul ... take all you want!