…in lots of places now. It’s still very hot and dry, no clouds in the sky. They say there’s a chance of some rain on the weekend… maybe.
The sun was bright enough to create rather striking shadows on the ground. The grass has all died and turned to dust here, partly due to cars (you can see the tire tracks) and runners. No water means it won’t grow back for a while.
This is the toilet block… you can see the green grass in a line from the tap. Pretty much everything else is dead. Lots of dead, dry grass. Seems kind of greener under the trees, perhaps the shade from part of the day is enough to keep it from dying.There is a lot of this brown grass all over the place. Most not completely dead, but browning and patchy. Bearing in mind this is kikuyu, and not the other types of grass that usually die away a bit in summer, it’s quite odd.
“Drought” always makes me think of farmland in other countries… well it’s here now too, the farmers are really struggling. I think of big cracks in the ground… and hello, there’s big cracks in the ground here too. I mean… that just doesn’t happen, right? it’s an odd year.
The sun is fairly nice and it has been a very long summer. Often it is too hot for my liking, even now at 5.30pm the temperature has not really dropped. I’s thinking we’ll get a really cold, wet, rainy winter with thunderstorms, and flooding because the ground can’t absorb the water, being so dry… hmmm.