I am loving the Weekly Photo Challenge, because it gives me the opportunity to practice my photography skills!
Here is my entry for this week’s Challenge – Abundance.
This isn’t the usual kind of photograph I would have used for this Challenge, but it has special significance for me personally. It’s my dam with an abundance of water in it!
Remember the recent floods here in Australia? They started just before Christmas last year in my part of Australia (the Eastern side), and we were inundated with rain for over a month. Towns were evacuated, people lost their homes and sadly, lives were lost due to the floods. It was bad.
The town I live in was isolated by flood waters as all the rivers burst their banks – no-one could get in or out; we were ready and packed just in case we were told to evacuate. The SES (State Emergency Services) were coming round in boats checking to make sure everyone in our area was still above water. Thankfully, we never needed their services, but it was touch and go for a couple of days.
The above photo is my backyard only a few days after continuous rain. Our dam burst it’s banks and of course, it flooded our whole area. We rely on rain water here (no town water supply), so when the flood waters receded, we had an abundance of water in our dam and in our rain water tanks to keep us going for months! (Water is very expensive to buy)!
New Blogs I have visited this week:-
Jeannies Blog – http://nolagirlatheart.wordpress.com
The Laughing Housewife – http://thelaughinghousewife.wordpress.com
Sandra Bell Kirchman – http://fantasyfic.wordpress.com
Marina – http://marinasblogs.wordpress.com
Janet – http://animalsoureverything.wordpress.com