After a couple of weeks of "normal rain" (more or less) the full damage caused by the prolonged drought is now becoming clear. If you look around you see green starting to re-appear on the landscape. But if you look closer you'll notice that there is only green in places that had some kind of artificial irrigation or that were near natural springs during the big dry. About 8 acres of my property are dead. It's a moonscape with nothing coming back. No worms, no soil microbes. No bugs. No weeds, no grass. Dead. Even if we have normal rain going forward (which is highly unlikely), it could still take years for the soil to recover to a point that it will support life again.
"VOOM"?!? Mate, this bird wouldn't "voom" if you put four million volts through it! 'E's bleedin' demised!