Sunday, January 31, 2010

Shorty & the Rain Dance

This morning it was blue skies all the way as we drove to Ballarat. I love the drive through the green & tan fields under the big country sky.

We were on a turtle mission. Bill has been saving up and waiting & wishing for his turtle for a couple of years now. And today was the day!! I was pretty excited too, having had a turtle when I was little and loving him so much. At the pet shop we looked into the tank at the little turtles swimming & sunbaking on rocks and then...suddenly...there he was!!!

Shorty!!


He seemed to blink in a kind of 'hi there' way, and soon he was in a container and heading home with us. Bill is one happy fella and we're all a bit in love with our newest family member. He is so tiny. About the size of a fifty cent piece.



After getting him settled at home the lights and power suddenly went out. The sky became dark and the biggest thunderstorm in ages arrived. I don't think it's rained since New Years Eve.



Sunday started the rain dance...



...Lucy joined in &

they twirled, and whirled in the rain.





Rain, glorious rain!


Do you remember dancing in the rain when you were little?


Well we're all snug & dry now and the power is back on. Our garden is breathing a sigh of relief as it's been so dry lately. The ducks and chooks were pretty happy too.

I'm off to read some more of this fantastic book. I'm loving it. Set in Melbourne by award winning author, Joan London, it's a really enjoyable read. Hope you are snuggled up too, getting ready for the week. Have a happy one xo

11 comments:

Tania said...

Well how about that! I might know a kid, not so different from Bill, who is saving madly and who would be waaaay into a turtle not so different from Shorty! Can I have the lowdown? I imagine Shorty has requirements...

PS. I still dance in the rain. Sometimes while washing the car (which is still fun).

Miss Muggins said...

Yay for Shorty and yay for rain! Rain dances and puddles are the stuff of childhood memories for sure.

GardenofDaisies said...

OH, I Love big country skies where you feel like you can see forever too! How nice that you are getting some rain... things won't be as dry as last year when they had all those awful bushfires.
I had a wonderful little pet turtle named PIneapple when I was a girl. Enjoy Shorty!
I'll have to look for that book in our bookstore. My book club is always looking for interesting books to read.

crzylady said...

I would love for it to be warm and raining.. instead I am in IDAHO *cries* and it is SNOWING *Cries harder*

Julie said...

Shorty is so cute! We got buckets of rain too similar to NYE. Tania has the right idea, I should have backed my car out and washed it. Maybe later this week, I think there is more to come.

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh Shorty is just so adorable! Will he get any bigger?

sue said...

Wow what a fantastic pet Shorty will be. He is so tiny and very cute! Lucky Bill! We had a very dark afternoon too with thunder and lightning but sadly only a small amount of rain. Wish it had poured like at your house. How fun doing the rain dance!

Jodie said...

Oh I can't begin to explain how much I would like a teeny tiny turtle...

Amanda said...

oh those turtles are so adorable!! I have a murray turtle that I am rehabilitating (so so so slow to heal) and I love him to bits. makes me smile imagining what he would of looked like when he was that little :)

manda said...

Hi Beck
theres nothing like a good dance in the rain :-)
thanks for your sweet words x

A Country Girl said...

We had rain here yesterday but you really wouldn't want to dance in it!
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