I woke up to sunshine this morning. The rain had finally cleared up enough that I decided to go into town to get a few things taken care of. Shy and I were driving along, when she commented how pretty the area looked, lush and green.
I agreed with her, but pointed out that the lush grass hid flooded farm fields. Farmers who have taken a beating because they got too much water, they have just rebuilt from years of drought. I also pointed out the creeks, with water that we could actually see rushing, creeks we would normally see from the highway. The creeks are eating away at the edges and you could see toppled gum trees laying in them.
And I pointed out that all of this lush growth, barely seen in our area at this time of the year will eventually dry out to become fodder for bush fires. Yes, I live in beautiful area, but it’s a beauty that comes with a price.