Sunday, April 29, 2007

It's raining at last in Geelong

from w,
We have had long periods of soft rain for the past two days, very quiet in the night on the tile rooftop, but enough to soak into the garden, green up the grass. Also, because the spouting has a hole, to fill two large recycle bins with clean rain water! What a difference it has also made to the spirits of people. On Saturday morning about 7 a.m. Peceli was outside and called out to come and see something. Oh, a huge ginger cat sitting on a block of wood - one of the once feral kittens now grown up! No, not that he said, the recycle bin is totally full of water! Then yesterday I sketched a part of the back yard - where there is lots of cement (yes, it is rather too much but a former owner put it there for some reason) and there were actual puddles!



Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...


See? I told you that rain dance would pay off!

(Oh, wait a minute...maybe that wasn't you...)

7:15 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Ten days ago men and women from the 'Catch the Fire' ministry prayed for rain in Melbourne. Perhaps they'd heard the weather forecast!
Actually I think we learn a lot about nature and our world through the experience of drought but we certainly did put out some good vibes for rain.
One other time we were at a wedding in the country and the folk said they needed rain. Peceli started a tuiboto dance and said it was for rain. That night it rained 25 k away!

3:09 PM  
Blogger tooners said...

wendy, i love your drawings here, especially all the detail in the one w/ the cat.

i'm glad you're getting rain. sounds like the tuiboto dance is something that your hubby should do in your neighborhood in order to keep the rain from stopping.

i wonder if this dance is anything like/related to the rain dances that native american indians did long ago?

10:27 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

The tuiboto (means king of the frogs) is a fun dance in a line following the leader. It's not a traditional Fijian dance so it can't be compared with North American indigenous culture. It's often danced during a party, not a serious occasion.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Wendy i love these pictures, at our Rotary art show a few years ago i bought two little paintings like these, i love the and dont take me the wrong way, childishness of looking at these sketches. I would love one of yours!

11:51 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

We have a green garden again and plastic rubbish bins full of water!
I haven't looked much at the internet today as we are trying to fit the new modem for broadband and I'm standing on my head in frustration as it won't work. Maybe it's the long telephone line from the passage to the office! Phone calls to their 'experts' still haven't got to the bottom of it. Yaaaa! I never wanted it in the first place but a friend has complained so much about not getting us on the phone because of dialup that we decided to go broadband way.

12:19 AM  

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