For anyone who lives in South Australia, needless to say it has been a wet ol’ winter, gravely needed after some serious bushfires during the long dry summer. High soil moisture levels from high early winter rainfall, combined with frequent low to moderate rain events recently has the whole region of the Clare Valley, and indeed the whole mid north, vibrantly green and lush, as good as I can ever remember it. The dry, dead landscape of Summer is a long lost memory at the moment. These following images portray a landscape seldom seen in South Australia where rivers look like actual rivers, and green can be seen as far as the eye can see.
This is South Australia right? Lower Skillogallee Creek, south-west of Auburn.
Vibrant greens as the late arvo sun lights up low cloud drifting through in association with a shower.
Healthy crops and an awesome skyscape, visual bliss on the drive to work.
Kangaroos enjoying a very dewy morning.
The Light River near Kapunda running wide, fast and turbulent.
The Light River further upstream, swollen and over its banks in places.
Flooded fields courtesy of the Light River.
Even small creeks were making their presence felt.
The Gilbert River at Tarlee, also flowing well.
Wind turbines spin on the Barunga Ranges, through orographic cloud after heavy thunderstorms moved through.
The Hutt River, nears its confluence with the Broughton, running high after rainfall in the Clare Valley the night before.
The confluence of the Hutt and the Broughton was an awesome sight.
Here’s hoping it continues.