12th December 2008
Rain! And lots of it. As I write, it's raining outside, and looks to continue for a while. As well as the benefits to farms and gardens, and to the much depleted flow in the Molonglo River, and the Bredbo River at my rural block, this means at least another quiet week or two for the Fire Brigade.
On the downside, the Carols By Candlelight tomorrow afternoon may have to be indoors again.
20th August 2008
This is my sixth winter in Captains Flat, and I don't recall ever seeing ice on the Captains Flat dam before. The warm sunny days had lulled me into thinking spring was on its way. But there it was, on the morning of Tuesday 19th August 2008. Okay, it was only around the edges and a few millimetres thick, but it takes a very cold night for a body of water that size to form ice at all.