water cycle

falling rain

escaping through drains

to the sea

falling rain
escaping through drains

to the sea

The water cycle comes to life in my response to Ronovans Haiku Challenge words Drain and Rain. See many other responses from around the world at Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #293 Drain&Rain

The images are from top to bottom 1. Rain in Sydney at Circular Quay. 2 and 3. Two Stormwater drains carrying rain water from our local streets down to Port Phillip Bay. Environmentally this is a disaster to the life systems in the bay unless there are filters on the drain outlets and they are effectively managed. Neither of these drains are filtered hence unimaginable items go into the bay. 4 and 5 Storm clouds forming over the bay.

31 thoughts on “water cycle

  1. Oh dear, more environmental bad news. In parts of the UK when the stormwaters overload the drains we end up with raw sewage being discharged into the sea even at well-known beauty spots around our coast. Last summer there were over 50 beaches where swimmers were warned not to swim due to the presence of sewage.

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  2. Amazing captures of the storm clouds Denis and what a shame there are no filters on the outlets of the storm water drains before they empty into the sea. Hopefully something can be done about this.

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  3. Sad to hear about the lack of effective controls on the affluent pouring from drain pipes. I think that happens in many part of the world. 😦 No wonder it is said that the oceans are dying. Magnificent images of storm clouds. ❤

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts and comments Olga. A common attitude towards this issue is get away with what you can for as long as you can then respond. Its a Neo Liberal attitude towards the environment.

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  4. Dear Denis, you dealed with many climate(change) events, and still you are dealing… Seasons are being disasters… Environmental problems and also creatures on earth… These are all very serious points. I (still) hope and wish world make something for them… as we watch in the films,…. On the other hand, your haiku touches and your photographs are amazing. Especially the escaping to the sea and also the last sky views… Thank you, have a nice weekend and be in safe, Love, nia

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      1. Oh dear Denis, how happy I am now, your silence made me worried and I didn’t want to think negative but days run and run… welcome back, be fine and stay in safe, Love, nia

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    1. Thanks for your care and thoughts Pat,tough times here and around then world, especially in then USA but today I have retained my creativity with no small thanks to 75 million Americans and a tough Virus lockdown here in Melbourne.

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      1. Its certainly good to hear you’re OK Denis, 😊. I know what you mean about tough times. I hope we’re about to make sense of all the nonsense that’s been going on for a while. Again, so glad to know you’re alright. 😊

        Pat

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