For Awe
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For Awe

Rain in the Outback

A sign of new life

Desert rainbow near Lake Gairdner, South Australia. © Bronwen Scott.

Beyond the bone-white bed of the salt lake, the sky began to darken. The wind rushed before the storm, whipping through mulga and myall, and flattening saltbush and low-growing turpentine. Then the gunmetal clouds swept in from the west.

The downpour lasted only a few minutes, but it was enough to send us scurrying across the sand to shelter in the LandCruiser. No one had…

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