Dusty 2 by golftragic

Dusty 2

Towing the smudge bar to where work's needed.
Lovely textures on this dry land.
April 11th, 2019  
Thank you, I love semi-arid country, but this is a bit too dry.
April 11th, 2019  
It is a wonder he can see where he is going because of the dust.
April 11th, 2019  
That dust just highlights how dry it is! Great shot.
April 11th, 2019  
These are such powerful images Marnie telling the story.
April 11th, 2019  
@onewing He's used to it.
April 11th, 2019  
@robz I'm fortunate enough to have access to see these sorts of things first-hand, things I think are well worth sharing with this community.
April 11th, 2019  
A very strong capture. It shows this difficult situation well.
April 11th, 2019  
@pamknowler Thank you so much Pam, sharing what's happening with others is very important to me.
April 11th, 2019  
tells a story
April 11th, 2019  
Wow!! That's so dry!!!!
April 11th, 2019  
I grew up in a dry landscape, but this is beyond dry. It must take a lot of courage to stay on when a drought is so bad.
April 11th, 2019  
@golftragic It's so important that people see images such as yours because a lot of us could not even imagine what it is like in some areas. People on the land deserve to have their stories told. :)
April 11th, 2019  
Amazing shot- I can't imagine that kind of dust!
April 13th, 2019  
@annied A story that needs to be told, especially in urban areas.
April 13th, 2019  
@gilbertwood With the possible exception of East Gippsland, the whole of Victoria seems to be abnormally dry. Certainly is along the whole of my train trip from Geelong to Swan Hill via Melbourne. BA and very worrying.
April 13th, 2019  
@ethelperry Yes, you're right Ethel. This drought is hard on the heels of the millenium drought, of course, which makes it all much worse. Leroy has invested a great deal of time, effort and huge amounts of money on high-tech equipment to make the best use of whatever water he can get at a half-reasonable price. I've learned some very interesting stuff about the ongoing yike between the states about the MDB. Little or zero interest to most 365-ers, will email you.
April 13th, 2019  
@robz Thank you so much Rob, that's exactly why I've been posting these depressing images. With 40% of the Oz population now in Melbourne plus Sydney far too few people have any idea of what 'real life' is about. Thanks to the whole MDB water debacle the dairy industry of the southern Riverina is now totally gone, northern Victoria and the far South Coast of NSW are not far behind, at this rate we'll be buying milk from goodness-knows-where.
April 13th, 2019  
@olivetreeann I'll bet there are parts of the US that can be just like this.
April 13th, 2019  
@golftragic Yes- the Southwest can be pretty arid and dry but not much farming goes on there- in Texas it's mostly cattle ranches form what I gather and although I haven't been there, I'm told the same can happen in Nevada and Wyoming and the Dakotas. In this area it's mostly dairy farms or food stuff and when it we have a low amount of rainfall it does show up in the size of the produce. But so far, I haven't seen this kind of drop in rain. I'm sure it would cause all kinds of problems if it did. I'm impressed with the innovations of your son and hope his efforts are rewarded!
April 14th, 2019  
@olivetreeann Thanks for that info, Ann. Always interesting to learn how other parts of the world work.
April 14th, 2019  
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