Saturday, 15 March 2008

L'automne est arrivé.



Les feuilles tombent, mais où est la pluie.
Ce petit ruisseau à Aldgate a vu beaucoup d'inondations dans ses milliers d'années, mais aujourd'hui, il n'y a aucun signe de pluie.
Autumn is here.
The leaves fall but where is the rain. This little creek in Aldgate has seen many floods in its thousands of years, but today, there is no sign of any rain.

10 comments:

Maria said...

What a strange and lovely place you live in. The ground looks so parched, yet the trees are so beautifully green.

Mme Benaut said...

Yes, Maria, where we live there are many European trees and gardens, as well as the native species - its a quite lovely contrast. Our garden has areas of cultivation and other natural bush areas like the creek and driveway (400 metres long), with wattles and eucalypts. The ground is indeed parched with our long heatwave and no rain. We are hoping for some rain on Wednesday next week.
This little bridge is on our street and is about to be upgraded as at present it is one lane only so the cars have to give way. The Aldgate creek flows beneath it; about a kilometre from where the big tree fell over the road along the Aldgate Valley. There are often cattle grazing in the paddock you see in the photo. If you have Google Earth, you can see it quite clearly.

CaBaCuRl said...

Happy anniversary for the 14th,M et Mme Benaut...but who bought the champagne?? Fingers, toes and everything else crossed for rain this coming week.

Michael said...

Autumn? I can't believe it. But it makes perfect sense as Spring has almost sprung here in Paris.

Just left you some wishes on the previous photo and we'll have to have a big fete on the 5th anniversary next year!

Marie said...

Ah ah chacun son tour ! Le printemps arrive chez nous. Il fait beau aujourd'hui malgré le vent violent. Très jolie photo, paisible.. On dirait la Normandie !

Aujourd'hui moi j'ai fait un post très politiquement incorrect. Dieu me pardonne !

dive said...

It's pouring down at the moment here in Norfolk. You're more than welcome to all that I've got.
Perhaps when you come over in the summer you should bring some buckets and I'll fill them up for you to take home.

lynn said...

I thought also the paradox between the greenery and the drought. Are you still as hot as you were? Spring is fighting its way through the rain in the UK. I have a lake at the back of my house again. lol. I feel quite lucky to have a changing landscape on the doorstep. I wouldn't if i personally flooded of course like many in my town. They're okay so far today thank goodness.

Are you sorry the bridge will be updated to take more cars? Most of our country bridges have to give way to one car. I just think it's charming.

alice said...

I hope the rain will come very soon...Here, we have a real March weather: rain and sun playing hide and seek...

Guntur Purwanto said...

Australia always has something interesting.. -Greetings from your neighbour. :-)

Jilly said...

Love this photo. Beautiful dry creek and great trees and fencing. Hopefully the rains will come.