2011年9月24日土曜日

rain


This one's for mum and dad. It's sideways because that's the extent of my computer skills.

This is the rain the day after the typhoon. The day that's supposed to be nice and clear and sunny.

Coming from a country of water restrictions, no watering days, failed crops, green droughts, droughts etc it still surprises me, even after 12 years, the sheer volume of rain we get here.

On day two of the typhoon I left a bucket outside when I fed the chooks in the morning. When I went out to lock them in for the night around 9 hours later the bucket was full. In one day!

My grandma has buckets dotted all over hr property in which she collects any precipitation there is, drop by precious drop, and eke it out watering her plants.

If only I could share the bounty, huh?

Maybe even give away the bit that washed away the seeds I just planted...

3 件のコメント:

Claire さんのコメント...

We once had a freak storm in Toyonaka that dumped over 110 mm of rain on us in less than an hour. It felt as if someone was training a fire hose on the windows.

But even that pales beside the place in Nara Prefecture that had 1.8 METRES of rain in five days during Typhoon 12 a couple of weeks ago. I mean, some places don't get that much rain in a century!

Michelle さんのコメント...

Rain is a powerful thing! Fun to be inside, where it's dry, huh?

Gina さんのコメント...

That is a lot of rain! I enjoyed the video.

I also like how Claire in the comments section compared it to a firehose on the windows, that is a....hit the nail on the head description, totally. To me, that was a perfect description because when we had the typhoon the other day, that is exactly how I was feeling myself. It really honestly did feel like someone had a hose and was just squirting it on the patio windows with huge amounts of pressure.