27 July 2008

Nor any drop to drink.

Here are the figures for rainfall over the last twelve months from our weather station. This July has been unusual in its wetness, particularly compared to June. Yesterday we recorded two inches (50mm) of rain: more than we had in the whole of the previous month. There were two huge thunderstorms and the power was out for four hours. As we need electricity to pump it, we had no water inside the house, despite every cistern and tank being full (something that would have seemed incredible this time last year).

The vegetable garden looked like it did back in early May:

And the poor little pak choi seedlings I transplanted on Friday were completely submerged:

But the frogs seemed to be enjoying the weather; they were all over the place.

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