The sweet smell of rain

Rain over Butmaroo Range, from Days Hill, Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia

Rain, rain on the range


Today. Cool air dropping. Wind tossing the tops of the gum trees.

Rosellas twittering. Cockatoos cackling.

One or two thunder claps boom over the valley.

Cool skin turns to goosebumps.

Rain hurls down, briefly.




This is a place we used to sit often and watch the sunset, when we were living in the area. We had a deposit on a house block in about this spot (one street over) but let it go as we thought the space was too tight.

The view is much changed now as the last time we were there the ruins of the stone cottage (bottom left of photo), the home of the pioneering Day family, were no longer visible. The site is a last remnant of reserve land on Days Hill but surrounded by a new housing estate, Elmslea East, in Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia.  ♦


Water, ‘One Shot Wonders’ series

Photo taken 16 April 2009, with my old Canon Powershot A550

Rain on Butmaroo Range, viewed from Days Hill, Bungendore

Bungendore village, New South Wales, Australia is located: 

276.6 km (2 hours 49 mins) from Sydney [Source: Google maps]

38 km (24 mi) from Canberra

112 km (70 mi) from Batemans Bay / NSW south coast



7 comments on “The sweet smell of rain

  1. pilbra says:

    Rain so nice in the summer to freshen thing up we had a few drops yesterday but need some more

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