A happy doggie after suffering in the recent hot conditions!
The patio as it started to rain
My summer garden, normally lush and green was turned into a desert after three months of dry and ultra hot weather. The whole town looks like this!
The only bit of lawn left is where the lay pipe flows when the washing machine water runs out
And then it came down...
We had hailstones which piled up against a concrete plinth in my front garden
I have faith that within a few days these indigenous perennials (bulbine frutecens) will grow strong and healthy once more. (yeah, that muddy flower bed in view with a few wobbly plants in it - normally lush and blooming succulents)
John, the gardener, left the laundry door open - floods! He hid in Grant's garage to the left of the laundry
The water always gathers below my office window and flows fast down the driveway
My brunsfelsia (yesterday, today and tomorrow) took great strain during the drought. I'm hoping it will perk up now
Skabenga discovered this stream below my office window (more photos of him plodging in the rain later)
When the storm abated a little, the birds arrived on both feeders - even while the drops still fell
My sweet puppy!
Queleas and sparrows on the other bird feeder
The weather forcast on my phone app says it will rain for the rest of the week. Here's hoping!
Grant measured the rain in the gauge a few minutes ago: 45mils! Wonderful!