Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rain forest

There's a reason it's called the rainforest. In June and July it's not always obvious but we're in the middle of the wet right now. Unlike every-where else in the world where you tell the seasons by the temperature and day length here we define them as the dry (hot and dry) and the wet (even hotter and wet). I was going to take some pictures of my coffee beans today but it has been raining, very hard, for three days now.

Usually there are hills rising on my back door, today there are clouds. Humidity is about one hundred percent. It seems unfair when parts of Australia are in the middle of a drought and bushfires that others would be flooded. The "rain days" have made me "stop and smell the coffee" so to speak and I have taken a moment to count my blessings.

I sit gazing out of my window and feel like I am wrapped in clouds, similar to a misty day in chillier climates. Shortly I shall go out in the rain (which is of course warm) and empty out any containers I find to stop the mozzies breeding and I will be thankful that I have the rain, and it is warm and it is falling, not grumpy because I am wet.


Berthddu Suit said...

We've had those misty days and definitely been colder! It's been very pretty though, frosty and misty, makes it all dreamy. I think I'd prefer the warm though!!

Anonymous said...

I don't envy you the humidity - but I'd like a little warmth. We had a foot of snow in central Lonodn yesterday and I was snowed in. In Fulham! How ridiculous is that!