When you are holding a highly powered hose in one hand and a precious camera in the other, trying to get an artistic shot presents a bit of a problem.
When I first envisaged this post, I had images of gently falling droplets of water, glistening against a bright blue sky and a blazing sun. What I got was shooting jets of water and an almost wet camera.
I did though, I think, manage to capture the essence of what I was trying to communicate with you, and that is, I got a new water pump for our rain tank today.
A few years ago, I don't remember when exactly, the Australian government offered rebates on the cost of buying and installing water tanks for individual dwellings in Queensland. Very excited, off we went and purchased our lovely 3000 litre tank, and started watering. Since that time, the price of water here has skyrocketed, and water restrictions aside, I wouldn't dream of using town water on the garden. Not in a million years.
Unfortunately for me, after a year or two the pump on our tank died. Water would still come out of the tank, with but no pressure I was relegated to filling up a watering can to water the garden.
Which meant that not everything got watered all the time. You all know that lugging around 9 litres of water is no fun, and with my garden ranging from one end of the house yard to the other, my enthusiasm for the task was negligible. And things got neglected. I'm sad to say that sometimes seedlings died, and plants wilted, all because I got tired of lugging.
But today I lug no more! After several years of saving (I think I thought pumps cost a lot more than they actually do), I am now the proud owner of one freakishly high-pressure pump.
The vegetables won't know what's hit them.