Rain Stopped Play

Rain stopped play over at the farm today.

It takes a lot to stop my usual Wednesday morning visit to the allotment when I catch up with the other gardeners. Our morning teas are legendary as we all turn up with a plate. (It’s an Australian expression, the plate has to have food on it!)

But we have had torrential rain since yesterday morning and the farm will be waterlogged.  I heard from a few friends that they wouldn’t be going today either. Shame, because I was looking forward to taking my grandson along to show him around and to join in the ‘cake-fest’.

Just to prove that we don’t always have blue skies in Brisbane I took the camera out for a quick snap.

If you haven’t seen them before the white painted wooden houses are built on stilts and years ago Brisbane was full of homes like this. I heard that building the houses on stilts kept them cooler in the summer with the movement of air under the houses. I also heard that it kept the snakes out – but they could have been pulling my leg.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. narf77
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 21:02:28

    Those houses on stilts certainly look tropical even if your weather looks anything but at the moment. We are in the process of “rain” as I sit here typing this comment. Rain predicted for tomorrow and for Saturday as well…I have a meeting with our lecturer in town soon and have been working on our landscape design plans so it doesn’t matter if it’s cold outside, planning requires inside work. Sorry to hear about you not being able to take your grandson to see the farm and your lovely allotment (and more importantly for him, he had to miss out on the cake fest!)…I dare say grandma made him his own cake to have for morning tea but it doesn’t stay grey in Brisbane for long! Enjoy this rain while you can 🙂

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  2. Allotment adventures with Jean
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 11:28:31

    It has been pointed out to me that these houses are on “Stumps” not “Stilts”. Which is of course the correct term. I have been a naturalised Australian for years – I should remember these simple facts!

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