Rain!

Rain

Rain

Hooray! It is raining!

Look at the raindrops in Little Monkey’s water bowl.

Those of you living in wetter climates, with so much rain you are waterlogged or even flooded, may not appreciate the joy a good rain can bring.

Here in drought-stricken Cape Town, it is a major cause for celebration. Our dams are down to 52% storage capacity and summer has hardly begun. Our hottest month is February and rains were not expected until winter; next July.

So, though today’s unseasonal rain won’t be enough to fill up the dams, at least it provides some respite for our parched gardens and tops up LM’s water bowls.

Hooray!

 

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48 thoughts on “Rain!

    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha I wish I could send you snow, but it Never snows here! 🙂
      Actually this is an older post and mostly it doesn’t rain now here, in our summer, but you can send me rain and I will send you sunbeams! 😀

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  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    I love love her water bowl! How beautiful! My boys drink from dollar store, plastic bowls =-)
    Here’s to the rain! We’re supposed to get 5-9 inches (13-23 cm) of snow in the next two days. That would only be 1 inch of rain, ironically. (1 inch rain = 10 inch of snow)
    Mother Nature clearly did not get my request this snow take place during the WEEK, when I could get a snow day. grumble, grumble.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you 🙂 LM is very lucky in that her special bowl was a handmade gift from a friend. The other Seven bowls around are all the cheapy plastic ones, that the Olive Thrush uses for bath time! 🙂
      I didn’t realise that so much snow only translated into a little rain! This drop here was all we got, but better than nothing. 🙂

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  2. Vicki

    our summers are hot and dry and rain is appreciated no matter how much. That is great news that you got some rain, and I hope that you receive more.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much GH 🙂
      You see this bowl is Not used by the cheeky Olive Thrush as a bird bath, but only because it is too deep for it! 🙂

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      1. blosslyn

        I’m sure you do, its just a pity I can’t send you some over……its so wet and muddy here, the roads and paths are horrible, its just not drying out……ha ha just right for Christmas 🙂

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  3. AaishaM

    quite some good rain came in johannesburg aswell. Vaal dam, our main dam, was down quite abit and now, after pumping reserve water and rain, it is now up to 33-35%. still quite low. it is rainy season now. i hope it rains more!

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