On 11 January this year, we had our first good rains of the summer. A total of 75mm fell in one afternoon and early evening. I took photos of the rain, the dog playing in puddles in the rain and of my dried out garden, awash with rain water.
The driveway and garden awash in the first rains of summer
Jacob weeding the garden
John wisely chose the shade to his gardening
The brunsfelsia in the first photo, now covered in blooms
Rina loves exotics (I'm partial to indigenous).
This is Katie, the Dahlia which belonged to Rina's mom, Katie
The dogs follow me around the garden. The lawn i the front garden had all but died off
The garden along the driveway three weeks after the rains
One of the many roses in my garden at the moment
A pretty bowl of succulents next to my healthy Leonotis Leonurus/Lion's Ear
I managed to water my Gazanias by hand during the drought and saved three out of the dozen plants in this bed
The plumbago shrub above is also a reliable, resilient plant
A healthy bulbine flowering profusely after the summer rains
Driving from the city earlier this week (no, we didn't have a doctor's appointment - that's THIS Monday) Grant pointed out a herd of Charolais cattle
Seconds later he told me to look ahead - to the overhead bridge...
Horses crossing the highway in a safe manner
Driving to the city early that morning, Grant pointed to a front-end loader on the side of the road. He was mighty relieved when we returned, to see people working on the machine
A large moth on my kitchen table yesterday morning
Grant is repairing farm quad vehicles. Yesterday I snapped John pushing Jacob who was steering a quad from the front gate to the garage
I'm linking my post to Saturday Critters with Eileen here
HAPPY SATURDAY TO YOU ALL!