I called the last blog “After the rain”.
We were in for some more rain, a lot more.
Cyclone Debbie created lots of damage as a cyclone category 4 in Tropical Queensland, then came down as a tropical low. That’s when things got nasty quickly. Some places got up to 900mm of rain (Sydney’s annual rainfall, in one day!). Flash flooding made the familiar roads scary, whole sections of roads, bridges and even houses got washed away by swollen creeks and rivers. Several days have passes, but many roads are still cut off, some rivers are only now starting to peak.
The dam kept, again, a bit more erosion, nothing fatal. The second paddock just about drowned.
Autumn is a fact, nights are cooling, the wind is howling and the bag with jumpers has come out of it’s hiding. Warm(ing) foods are getting appetising again. A batch of green apple muffins with a dedicated sprinkle of cinnamon was a thing today.
I’ve been with this playgroup 6 years now, as long as we’ve been in Grafton. It has been a place to meet new people, to catch up while the kids play. I’ve been treasurer for several years, this year I’m coordinator, under the wing of my friend Angie. She has been with playgroup many more years, however her youngest of four is starting school next year and I’m not sure how we’re going to manage without her! At least we’re learning the ropes, hopefully I’m brave enough to step up to the plate next year.