There has been serious precipitation for ten hours now and if the weather heats up just a tad, I might go for a swim in the back garden – no I
don’t have a swimming pool :o) I may have to take a trip to a laundry and throw the dog beds in a drier. I think one of them has gone out, got soaked and came back into bed. Although, as the sun comes up – or as it gets light – things tend to change and I might be able to get them dry during the course of the day.
You would think that with all this wet stuff, grass would be knee deep and I dare say in other parts of the State ( Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills region and the South East) it would be. Here we do not have grass – ever. We have saltbush. Yes there is grass but not natural – it’s grass on well manicured lawns. Even this is dying out as water costs continue to rise and a government that is so strapped for cash, it wants to charge water fees if we have a rainwater tank and use the water we have collected. They are charging farmers for the amount of water they have in their stock dams. Well, yes, the State Government acknowledges that the water falling from the sky belongs to G-d, but once it hits South Australia – it belongs to them :o)
I’m good. I really am good. They say that Bougainvillea are hard to kill – don’t you believe it. Anyway, the plants I bought from the Garden Shop are dying, but the two I bought from the hardware shop are surviving. I have found this before, that some things from the Garden Shop do not survive as they should and things from “unusual” sources do. Also I have to say ‘rejoice with me” because my Sturt’s Desert Pea is starting to bloom. There are buds and a few early flowers and when they burst out I’ll take some photographs with the Desert Rose in the background. At the moment the Desert Rose has about five flowers on it, but as I said before they are so delicate they do not last for very long. The interesting thing is that the Gardner at the Arid Lands BG told me that the Desert Pea will only last for a year. If I wanted another flowering I would have to get another plant. However, mine last year didn’t die and after dying back, as opposed to dying off – resurfaced again and now it is about to flower. I am told that this is unusual
I have completed a nine page report and sent it to Adelaide. I have chosen a hotel equidistant between the two venues and far enough out of the way to wind down at night in preferred isolation. I just like to be on my own. It allows me to write up my notes and thoughst for the day, spend some time reading, eating and then bed. It’s not that I am anti-social but after spending all day with a group of people I prefer to be on my own for a while – and besides, there is the traditional Dinner along with the traditional group photograph – and no. I don’t go to the dinner either. :o)
Well, ok then, perhaps just a tad anti-social. As I have said before, this is a metro-centric State and they are the Adelaide Boys Club – I really do not have anything in common with them – at least nothing we could sit down with a glass of wine and socially chat about for an evening. Yes I will have a glass of wine and some cheese and either read, work on my notes, start writing up my report for the Magazine or listen to music – and that’s generally how I will spend much of the week – exciting – yes??
The wonders of a modern society: you pack your clothes and papers then you pack another bag with all your electronic devices – laptop, pad, phone, camera – and because you are away for a while – you also need to pack all the chargers. How did we manage in the past ? :o)
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Wow! Your water people sound like our electric people.
If you install solar, you have to pay a fee to the electric company for not using their electricity. OK, so you can sell your extra power back to the electric company, but golly if you don’t have to pay a fee for that, because they have expenses if they have to take your power. There is no storage capacity, per se in solar cells, so you either have to shut down if you get close to available capacity or sell it to the electric company. Either way, in a severely sunshine state, you pay through the teeth for electric generating sun beams.
Contrats on the rain, BTW. We’ll take some of it if you want to send it our way.