A Break from the RainLiving in an area of NZ that has a great proportion of dairy farmers makes you more aware of the benefits of rain. Especially when most of your family and friend-base live rural/are dairy farmers. We were getting near drought conditions, but I don't think that's much of a concern anymore. The paddocks are long and lush and the water tanks are filling up.
But in all reality I was a little sick of it. (Our little 'Piece of Paradise' is in town and doesn't need grass to feed stock or water tanks filled.)
It wasn't just rain, it was hot and humid to go with it. The sort of rain that makes things grow like the tropics. I love it for the garden, but not for the lawn. I had to mow it this morning. I'm sure it took me almost two hours. I had to empty the catcher after each down-and-back length (that's about 12 or 13 times) and the trailer was already full to start with.
Though you should see our strawberry patch!
But today is finally a rain-free day and not the burning hot summery kind. It's a breezy overcast summer day, perfect for a photo-shoot.