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Another gorgeous grandson to love

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Lachlan James Hastings Hosking has arrived!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Water, water everywhere....

Another 12mls of rain since Monday... good grief! Our tanks are full, times like this we wish we had another couple of larger above ground tanks to catch all this water just slipping away.

We went for a walk on the weekend down to the dam in the next paddock. This dam has been emptying rapidly since we moved in and was down to a very small puddle in the bottom. Even the turtles living in it were struggling to stay under the water as there just wasn't enough. Even the rain we had earlier in the year didn't do much to fill it as the ground was so dry. but..... with all the rain we have had recently a lot made it into this dam. So much so that a new dam appeared as the larger dam further up the hill overflowed. Our dam has also overflowed and a second dam over the fence has also overflowed.

Not so long ago, Nicholas and a friend camped on the banks of the dam over the fence, now they would be very wet as that flat area has disappeared. After a fishing trip and we had some yabbies leftover, Gary and Nicholas had to walk down the side of the dam to release them in the water, now the water is maybe two feet lower than the bank. The track between the two dams is a muddy puddle and of course, it has dried out quite a bit since the rain. It was so beautiful down there and so peaceful. Mollie also had a ball. Now we are working on patching up Nicholas's canoe (it is vinyl) so that he can have a paddle in the water before it disappears.

(PS The Yabby or Yabbies is a fresh water crustacian found in Australia, which is sometimes used for bait)

Looking back towards the new dam that appeared.

Looking towards the track that runs between the two dams

Mollie having a wonderful time

Our beautiful boy....

Looking from the house down towards the dams

Today I have the second installment for "In Gear Too" . Thank you for all the positive comments, I have really enjoyed creating this kit. I also worked on some more quickpages using pieces from this new Addon as well as the original Kit. These will be posted after the kit has finished. Don't forget that you can use pieces of the two kits to further enhance the Quickpages to make them your own.

Link to download Part Two HERE Link removed. Password of required is "sprocket" without the formatting. Please leave a comment if you download, I do appreciate them all. I am really grateful to see I have yet another Follower, thanks to those of you that feel I am worth your time.

Have a great day wherever you are!


fl_connie said...

thanks for more of this wonderful kit! I don't know about the other yanks - but THIS yank had to go look up what a yabbie was and why you released it, lol!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Freebie - LianeZ

JillSF said...

Thank you for this great kit - I just love the colours. So happy for you that the dams and tanks are full.

Deanna said...

Thank you! I was trying to do a layout of my brother and the motorcycles he's had over the years and couldn't find anything I liked to do it with...and here you are!!!! Thank you!

Deanna said...

Thought I'd let you know I did a page and posted your link and kit on my blog! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Love this kit Caz, and enjoyed reading and seeing your photos - hope the rain lets up abit and gives it time to soak into the ground. Have a great day and thank you!

Melinda said...

Love your blog. We are expecting our first grandchild two days before you. It's going to be a joyful Thanksgiving and Christmas.

jzayler said...

Wow thanks for the freebies - I was just at Shelly's and caught a link to you there.

bj said...

thank you!!

Esther W-B said...

Thank you for including some Word Art. Love it!

Lisa Avolio said...

We just saw yabbies at the aquarium last week, in an Australia exhibit. What fun to see them mentioned on your blog. Great photos. I wish our recent rains gave me something so photogenic.
Thanks for the various tapes. Lots to use now. And the papers for this lit are very versatile. Some easy to use neutrals along with the more masculine ones. I know I'll use these.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! Would love to use them in some layouts! Glad they family got to play in the water too. Thanks for sharing the awesome kits!

Anonymous said...

This is a great kit. I like it for teens or just general grunge. Thanks.

Keryn said...

How awesome to see your dams filled and overflowing. Are you getting rain at present ... it started raining here in Caboolture late last night and has been steady most of today - YAY .... just hope we don't get the wind now - lol.

Thanks so much for these wonderful kits which you share.

Hugs, Keryn

LibbyWilko said...

Thanks for the In Gear and Citrus flower kits ! Love them both, just found your blog... we are enjoying the rain here in Brisbane too, take care Elizabeth

Abby said...

Thank you for the freebie!