We have had 173mm of rain over the last 4 days. With a very small catchment (a mere 3 Km to Knights Hill) - it probably would have been more spectacular if I had braved the driving rain on Tuesday when we got 62 mm in 24 hours. But some times I lack the determination necessary to get the ultimate shot. It was a cold wet week, so I stayed inside as much as possible.
But Kirsten told me on the phone this morning that after a week of not getting out and about, she wanted to go for a walk somewhere, and I know she is fond of Carrington Falls. Why not check it out after a decent rainfall?
|Carrington Falls after four days of rain.|
Today, the most noticeable feature was the roar coming from the water rushing over the falls, and down into the narrow canyon below. You could hear the Falls - loudly - from the car park at "Thomas's Place" - the main carpark near the Falls.
There were many trees down, because of the wind we have experienced recently.
There are some forest dwellers which thrive in the rain.
This Jelly Fungus is obviously one such entity.
The next species I noticed which also grows happily on the floor of the wet forest there is the "Tall Greenhood" (Bunochilus longifolius).
That is not a great shot, but it was across a fence, and in amongst a patch of wet ferns, so I chose not to get "down and dirty" for a closer shot. This link above takes you to a much better close-up of mine.