April 27, 2012

Fire and Dust. Shepherd's Warning.

It needs to rain.  The whole landscape now just seems barren, dusty and dry.  The stubble in the paddocks is no longer golden but a dead grey colour.  Some paddocks are charred and blackened as their stubble has been burnt.  Each evening there is plumes of smoke and the glow of fires as our neighbours burn their paddocks.

Every year at this time I feel like the landscape is just waiting silently for rain.  Hoping it will come soon.

This morning we were up early and Farmboy came excitedly to grab me to come outside because "The sky is just so beautiful Mum."  And you know what?  He was right.

Look.

Sunrise


I am so hopeful that the red sky this morning is indeed the shepherd's warning of rain.

Take care and enjoy Friday.


11 comments:

Donna said...

Farmboy was right - it is beautiful!! It's dry here too!

A Farmer's Wife said...

This time of year is always the worst in the dryness stakes....

Joolzmac said...

That picture needs to be printed off and hung in your home - so beautiful!

Joolz

Annaleis @ Teapots and Tractors said...

Gorgeous sunrise...I love to watch the sun come up at this time of year...seems to be more sensational. It's dry here and my garden would appreciate a drink...as well as the paddock across the road which is just swirling dust around!

Lisa said...

That is a divine photo. Am sending rainy wishes your way.

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

New here, lovely sunrise.
Our saying goes 'Red in the morning, shepherds warning, red at night shepherd's delight'.
Nice to know things are similar on the other side of the country. We're waiting for rain, just waiting.

Z said...

What an absolutely beautiful picture that is. Crossing my fingers for rain for you.

xo.sorcha.ox said...

You can really notice the dry in these parts at the moment too. Still waiting for the BOM's "wet Autumn" to arrive! :(
~S.

The Silver Bunny said...

Gorgeous photo ; it doesn't stop raining here, if only I could send you some ! Have a wonderful week-end !

Emma said...

What a stunning sunrise!!! Fingers crossed that you get some rain. x

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