Finally it’s raining! We have had such hot weather for weeks and with days of bushfire smoke added in for good measure, it’s nice to finally have some relief!
It’s hard to comprehend that in some places, like in the UK where my daughter lives, that flooding is occurring and in the US heavy snow falls are again the order of the day, whereas we have been sweltering in 30-40 Celsius temps for weeks.
Today is just perfect with cooler temperatures and rain since last night. It’s not been excessive but enough to replenish our rain water tanks, as that is our only supply of water. How we ever survived with the three girls at home beats me sometimes!! But, we taught them well, they understand the need to conserve water and that long showers are only allowed in places that have unlimited supplies of water or hotels!
I am taking a little break from my running today and am instead holed up in the sunroom in the backyard listening to music, supposedly reading my book for book club which is on Monday night and which I only started this morning, watching the rain, taking photos of the raindrops on the walls of the sunroom, instagramming said photos, enjoying my husband’s busyness around the yard, drinking cups of tea and basically relaxing! Get the drift?
We just had a bit of excitement – we found a red back spider nesting in the sunroom garden. These are very dangerous spiders despite their pretty red stripe and he was promptly relocated!
I’ll leave you with my picture of the raindrops and I will get back to the Bookseller of Kabul. Have a lovely weekend, I’m sure I will!!