What a little rain can do

by John Wilson March. 08, 2020 331 views

Six weeks ago the Hunter Valley north of Sydney was dry as a bone and under threat from serious bushfires, but recent rains have transformed the landscape.

In the Hunter Valley area near Wollombi. Everything is suddenly green after recent rains.

In the Hunter Valley area near Wollombi. Everything is suddenly green after recent rains.

Wollombi vicinity, about two hours north of Sydney.

Wollombi vicinity, about two hours north of Sydney.

Storms are still swirling around.

Storms are still swirling around.

I understand a significant amount of the Hunter Valley's 2020 wine vintage will be lost because of smoke from the fires, but the vines look great at the moment so hopefully better times ahead.

I understand a significant amount of the Hunter Valley's 2020 wine vintage will be lost because of smoke from the fires, but the vines look great at the moment so hopefully better times ahead.

A little more rain on the way. I'm no expert on viticulture but I'm guessing they're happy with the water after the  long drought across New South Wales.

A little more rain on the way. I'm no expert on viticulture but I'm guessing they're happy with the water after the long drought across New South Wales.

Roos look well fed too.

Roos look well fed too.

Plenty of balloons out at dawn to take in the view.

Plenty of balloons out at dawn to take in the view.

Very brief sunrise but it was worth getting up early.

Very brief sunrise but it was worth getting up early.

More balloons at dawn.

More balloons at dawn.

Despite appearances, this balloon is safely landing.I wouldn't generally recommend this position to photograph on the main road into town but early on a Sunday morning things were pretty quiet.

Despite appearances, this balloon is safely landing.I wouldn't generally recommend this position to photograph on the main road into town but early on a Sunday morning things were pretty quiet.

Nice views on dusk too.

Nice views on dusk too.

Join the conversation
4
There are 4 comments , add yours!
Benny Law 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Glad to see nature bouncing back so nicely in your part of the world. I guess people there could breathe a little sigh of relief for now.

8 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
John Wilson Replied to Benny Law 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Benny! Yes, fires are out which is great. Some communities will be taking a long time to recover as they were pretty hard hit.

8 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 8 months, 4 weeks ago

I was there last October. What great captures, brought back memories.

8 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
John Wilson Replied to Camellia Staab 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Camellia! Glad you have good memories of the Hunter!

8 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Up
Copyright @Photoblog.com