a promise of more to come …

Before the December rainfall record, the plains near Broome looked like this, an Osprey on the edge of a saline marsh sitting on a long abandoned fence post, parched paperbark trees in the background.

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The Brolgas on a flood plain would now be soaked, with water lying everywhere, I am sure. I wont be able to check until after the end of the wet season. Very wet years, kayaking would be viable. It may be like that by the end of February.dsc03202Last wet season was among the driest for many years, so it’s a nice early start for this one, with over 400mm for December. Click twice for full image of a very loaded Gubinge, Terminalia ferdinandiana, a valuable indigenous resource, and a fruit with enormous potential for it’s use as a preservative.

dsc03219 dsc03221 dsc03224The last of the monsoon across the Roebuck Bay side of Broome, at low tide.

 

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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