RDP: Drizzle

Drizzly Days

At the moment drizzle seems to be what we are having when it’s not raining. It’s winter here in Australia and the days are short and when it is wet like this it seems to get dark earlier and earlier. Yesterday it was overcast and drizzly all day. It didn’t rain all that much but it looked so much like it was going to that it was not hard to talk myself out of walking to Geeveston.

Dark clouds gather

Today we had a bit of everything. I was at the Op Shop until two thirty and we had a bit of wind, a bit of drizzle and just before closing a bit of sunshine. When I got home I threw a tennis ball for Cindy for a little while noticing that to the north the sky was blue but that looking towards Geeveston black clouds were looming.

Now it’s just after 3:30pm and the rain has come making it dark enough to put the lights on as well as the heater. Cindy has settled down and Polly is parked on the arm of my chair. In another hour and a half, it will be dark. Yes, winter is here.

Late on a rainy afternoon.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. We had the exact same weather here some days ago. Lots of drizzle and dark clouds as in your image… it looked exactly like that. But now we had some days with sun, others with heavy rain and thunder… changing from cold to warm and humid. Ironically we had the weather changing so much over the last months that I got used to the weather changes lol.

    Apart from this, I think we have a very typical Northern German summer currently. This is how it has always been… rainy weeks, sunny weeks in change. With no clouds to very dark heaven like in your image. Apart from the humid days, it is currently fine. I like windy and rainy days, and I am fine with the sun because last year it was a lot hotter (but who knows, maybe it will be again next months, you will hear if I start to complain lol).

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