OK well maybe not pouring... but it did for a while. We have had 20mm of rain in the last 24hrs.
Some people that stumble across this blog may ask why all the fuss over a bit of rain. Well just take a look at the ground in the background of the pictures and you may see why.
We have been in a drought pretty much for the past 7 years. There has been the occasional good fall of rain in either Spring or Autumn, BUT, there has not been a good spring AND autumn for a long long time.
Now, I haven't even lived here that long but my lovely husband can remember when it started and for so long now the ground has been getting drier, the undergrounds springs have been running less and less and the Dams just don't get full when it rains.
So what's the big deal about 20ml you ask. I am not sure but it is still raining and it has probably been about 6 months since we saw that much rain in one go so I think I am allowed to get a bit excited. As you can see from the photo's it rained so hard at one stage that the creek out the back of our house is almost a raging torrent (sorry bit of exaggeration there but it's about a foot deep now and I haven't seen it run like that for a couple of years.
Now all that needs to happen is it needs to keep raining for a day or so nice and gently as it is now and we will be very happy.
LATER THAT DAY
We had a massive storm last night and more rain, all up we have had 41mm of rain. Woo hoo.