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Tyrone

This year has been a wet one so far with about 2.5 times the rainfall we had this time last year. On Monday morning my area saw about 55mm of rain fall in 3.5hrs. This made the stream into my property start to flow and all my ponds and dams fill right up and flow into the river nearby. So far at the beginning of May we’ve had our average rainfall to the end of May. I took a few pics.

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sandgroper

Beautiful pics Tyrone! Do you have marron in the pond?

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1 hour ago, sandgroper said:

Beautiful pics Tyrone! Do you have marron in the pond?

Thanks. I dont have marron but I reckon we have koonacs. Down in the King River there are definitely marron. The King River is about 300m from my property. If I had flow all year round I reckon I'd have marron, but they're pretty picky about where they want to live.

 

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4 hours ago, Tyrone said:

Thanks. I dont have marron but I reckon we have koonacs. Down in the King River there are definitely marron. The King River is about 300m from my property. If I had flow all year round I reckon I'd have marron, but they're pretty picky about where they want to live.

 

You certainly live in a nice spot mate, looks great.

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It’s the earliest I’ve ever seen the water flow in and fill the place up. Normally it fills up in the mid part of July. Last year it didn’t happen until August 4th about 3 weeks after a mega frost event. To have it happen on May 3 is very early. Now I have the place loaded with water, the water will more easily create a temperature buffer on a cold night.

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Hombre de Palmas

You have a really beautiful corner of the world there, thanks for the photos.

We are coming out of the dry season, hoping for rain tonight and tomorrow.

 

When the rains start, sometimes we experience the walking catfish.

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Well after a wet start to May and a couple of wet days in the middle we had a mega wet couple of days on the 29th and 30th. In just over 36hrs we got 105mm of rain. An average May gets us about 114mm of rain. This year we doubled it with 230mm of rain. The wettest month I’ve ever experienced in my time here in just over 7 years. Here are some pics. Apologies for the light level in some pics. It was starting to get dark.

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Livistona australis, Archontophoenix, and Phoenix canariensis. Impossible to over water.

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Ficus macrophylla don’t seem to mind a bit of water either.

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Livistona australis sitting in water.

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Parajubaea torallyi var torallyi totally water logged. They love it too.

 

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Pictures from this morning with more light.

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Livistona australis in the water again. My one and only Pritchardia lowreyana doing well despite everything this place throws at it. 

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This afternoon the water had really receded. Thanks goodness. The shovel is the highest point it got too. I put it there in the lawn so at night I could shine a torch on it to see if the water was still rising and getting too close to the house.

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My Tamarillo needed staking after it was on a 30 degree lean from the storm.

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A few pics from earlier in the year showing a lower level on the water.

Thats it for now. Sorry for the low pic quality on some of the pics. 

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I forgot these two.

Ravenea rivularis with just enough water to keep them happy. Impossible to over water these. 

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Let’s try to Parajubaea picture again then. These are in a wet situation during the cooler months and they love it.

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sandgroper

Fantastic pic's there Tyrone, you've certainly had your fair share of the rain mate!

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