Summer in the subtropics is meant to be the wet season, but until today the rains have held off and soil has become so dry - even with all the mulch and organic matter. Exciting muddy puddles have been few and far between.
I have watched from my verandah, in the rising humidity, as storms have formed then passed, waiting for the rains with great anticipation. A thunderstorm would form, but skirt around us leaving just a disappointingly few drops of rain - nothing to give the soil the good deep soak it needs.
Finally today, the rain came. It was a great day for frogs, and ducks, and .... mud-loving kids!
|Over the past couple of days, thick clouds have gathered on the hills across the valley and the sunsets have been spectacular. |
|Two enormous green tree frogs were living in the door cavity of our car - an enormous surprise this morning.|
|"I love muddy puddles!"|
|The boys were too muddy to get to the bath - they needed to be hosed off first. Thankfully when it's wet and muddy here it's also hot.|
Labels: nature play, wildlife garden