Today we woke up to drumming, driving rain and it continued all day.
Wave after wave of torrential rain squalls rolled in from the ranges and over the foothills lashing our house and property with so much rain that there were little rivers running all through our front yard.
The creek which sits at the bottom of our hilly property was a raging torrent today ... it was dry three weeks ago!
The sound of the rushing water just added to the almighty din that pervaded our surrounds ... the rain bucketing down on our corrugated tin roof,
the almighty gusts of wind that ripped through the eucalyptus trees
and the green frogs chorusing loudly!
It's the 'wet'! Sometimes we are fortunate enough to get decent rain during our summer ... which is our 'wet' season ... and then sometimes we get monsoonal rainfall that reminds us that we are indeed in the tropics!
Below is a link to a video clip I shot today during a bit of a lull in the downpour - I had to wait for a lull because my camera would have been drenched even on the verandah. There's no commentary ... I wouldn't have been heard over the din!
Video: 'Downpour Downunder'