Posted by: craigsblogs72 | January 29, 2013

Day 52 of 365 days of getting it done – Grafton

Grafton normally

 

 

 

 

This is what Grafton looks like normally. Gorgeous Jacaranda trees that come out in colour in late October/early November. Though things are looking different on day 52 of 365 days of getting it done.

Grafton flooding

Today it looks like a water-logged city struggling to keep up with the rising river of the mighty Clarence River.

Why am I posting about Grafton? Because it’s where I was born and bred. Watching the floods unfold this morning on the news, I kinda wish I was there to help out. Apparently the river is going to peak at a level which has never been recorded before.

So todays blog isn’t really about 365 days of getting it done, it’s more about the place I grew up.

As a kid growing up in a country town there were times when I wished I lived somewhere like Sydney. Perhaps it was all the bright lights from the TV shows we used to watch at home and the excitement of a city that made me want to leave Grafton.

Now as I move through life and have turned the magical 4-0, there’s a certain attraction of going home again. Though I think a lot of that will have to do with Deniliquin. The love affair I have with country life is a far different affair I had with it as a kid.

All I hope is that my friends in Grafton take care today as the levee banks are due to break at 8.1 metres. That’s massive!

Maybe the plants we purchased yesterday can send them some good vibes…
We brought some life to our balcony

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