For all of that, we do live in a lucky country and we should never take that for granted. :)


How beautiful it has been to have steady rain falling. Melbourne experienced thunderstorms, complete with lightning and heavy rain until about 04:00 today. Everything feels refreshed,clean and hopefully the rain fell over the catchment areas because Victoria is experiencing its worst drought for decades. I can appreciate the fact that the Government does not want to implement Level 4 restrictions as the impact that would have on employment and industry would be catastrophic but why are individuals permitted to water their garden, in particular drip systems which seem to run all night and  flow out into the storm water drains? Watering should be permitted only if recycled or tank water is used.We are a dry country and gardeners need to adapt to the conditions and use natives and drought tolerant plants.The State Government has been sitting on its hands for too long and rather than look at real long term and viable options years ago, they have decided on some controversial interventions which  are causing angst from several quarters.The Water Minister has been made to look foolish by the revelations concerning his obsession with writing styles:http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24638892-661,00.html then authorising the arrest of several farmers who were legitimately protesting about compulsory acquisition and pipelines running through their land http:/ /www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24646227-661,00.html

It seems that anyone who protests about the schemes the Government is implementing faces censure or possible arrest!

For all of that, we do live in a lucky country and we should never take that for granted. 🙂

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12 thoughts on “For all of that, we do live in a lucky country and we should never take that for granted. :)

  1. Hi Maureen,
    You certainly put those drips in their place. I hope that last sentence saved you from the gestapo. At least for another day.
    James

  2. I just bumped you, but had a strange attack of conscience and put you back in the cycle.
    J. (4:54 P-PST)

  3. Hi Susanne,
    Thank you for taking the time to read it and your kind comment.
    Best wishes
    Maureen.
    P.S Do you have a site?

  4. Hey awesome blog! It seems popular that mine. I keep bumping into you in alpha inventions for a while now, maybe almost a month. So I decided,”Hey why not visit it?” And then I came and wow.

  5. Maureen,
    I love your description of the rain and the weather in this posting. When someone literally lives on the other side of the planet, it is fun to envision their surroundings and what life must be like in such a faraway place. I enjoy reading your blog and also pondering what may be happening in your country’s government with various issues. It makes me all the more cognisant of protecting freedoms in my own country and how precious all of that should be to all of us.
    Thanks also for continuing to visit my blog, and talk to you later!

  6. I’m jealous of two things – you live in Australia and I’ve always wanted to visit there, and you get RAIN!! Living here in Phoenix, that’s a rarity! I’m enjoying your blog. Thanks for visiting mine. ~~Kath~~

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