Monday, April 14, 2008

Celebrating the rain in the Waikato

The Waikato region is in the grips of a terrible drought. It has been the driest summer on record. A sprinkler ban is in place. Dam levels are lower than ever before, and farmers are struggling to cope. But today it is raining, and everybody is rejoicing. Whether the rain will be enough to make a significant difference, only time will tell. However, at this stage every little bit helps.

This photo is of a plant in my garden. I think it is just too grateful for the rain, as it appears to want to hold on to every single raindrop!

1 comment:

Ann (MobayDP) said...

There's such great detail in that shot.

I can imagine how welcome the rain must be to you after such a horrid drought.