Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Great news....The rainbow serpent has returned.

As all Australians know...and even those readers from overseas may have heard about, we have been in the grips of a deep, deep drought. But I have to let you know.... I think we have had a visit from the Rainbow Serpent! Check out this photo I've taken recently as a long, long, long awaited rainy spell broke over our town. I recall stories of the ancient dreamtime from my childhood, learning about Australian Aboriginals at school. Dreamtime stories are more or less creation stories... handed down from generation to generation over thousands of years. (I should add that I've got only a tiny amount of knowledge here...I just got an excited vibey thing about the end of the drought when I saw that cloud) As I understand it, in my very limited way...the Rainbow Serpent is, in dreamtime stories, in control of water. He lived in the permanent waterholes and where he came up to the surface mountains and valleys were formed. As he slithered and slid over the land the gullies, rivers, streams and creeks were formed, allowing water to run throughout the land. It really is an eerie and amazing cloud. And weird timing, too...since the cloud appeared we have had a few days of rain and showers. Geeezzz...I hope it really could be a sign that the drought is finishing up!

All the very best, and thanks for logging into Sheepychic Bloggings. Any yarn or roving enquiries can be forwarded to sheepychic@hotmail.com

Ruth xoxoxox

6 comments:

Mandie said...

Hey Miss Sheepychic, the Rainbow Serpent is back for sure I reckon, we've had the most wonderful rains up here as well.
I wouldn't be happy about the Yahoo thing either, but please don't stop blogging. Just re-assess as you say :-) xoxo

Serena said...

Those dreamtime stories are so magical, from another time where nature was revered. Fingers crossed 2007 will bring winter rains for everyone. Visiting Vic over christmas I couldn't believe how dry it was. I'm sorry to hear about the Yahoo incident too - have they withdrawn the photo? It's horrible to feel guarded and censored, but I hope you continue to blog too. I love seeing your new creations - but of course you need to ensure the safety and privacy of your family... keep us posted.

roseys madhouse said...

Hey darl that picture is amazing if I were you I would have that blown up and put it onto your wall. God I hope it wasnt some freakish thing that happened with the picture and my yahoo?

Ruth.... said...

Hi all...mmm yeah Rosey. I just wonder if it only appeared on your computer, or everyone's that uses Yahoo email. It's freaky. It doesn't overly worry me, but I'm getting annoyed that Yahoo's responses are just those computer generated mass responses...three in a row! I only want to know what they think could have happened!! Not much to ask, surely! Isn't Blogger here tied in with Yahoo? Maybe I should contact Blogger....
P.S...hehe..I could send you a copy of that photo...but hey, it'll come up in an advertisment space in your email account..ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Merry Munchkin Designs said...

That is an amazing picture!! I so hope you are right and the rainbow serpent is home for good...

Please dont stop blogging, we would miss you so much! I understand the reassessment thing though, have been thinking after you told me what happened to you that I should be more careful too.

Sorry we couldnt catch up yesterday, I am desperate to have a cuppa and a spin in with you! Hows next week sound?

Love Tye x

Little Miss Kylie said...

Looks like you were right Ruth. The Rainbow Serpent is back.

How happy are we??

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