iridescent irrigation

Sometimes, the simple things around us that we take for granted can present us with extraordinary moments. We have had a very dry summer and the irrigators on our neighbouring farms have been put to good use. They do come in handy for a free carwash if the timing is right. Early one morning last week, I glanced out of the window and the paddock on the hill across the valley was receiving a refreshing dowse.


The slate grey sky of daybreak highlighted the curve of the water


and, as I watched, the accession of colours produced a spectacular choreography.


A few minutes later, the show was over. The fluidic trajectory blended with the brightening sky and disappeared into normality.