ecology, farm, photography, seasons, soil, southwestern Fleurieu, water, winter
When the rain comes, everything changes. The soil begins to dissolve from its summer hardness, the air develops an edge, and in the damp places, centipedes awaken. After the dryness of 2014 the rain is still playing catch-up, the dam is just a puddle, and there are few places where the soil feels genuinely saturated, but it’s undoubtedly the time to start winter tasks: tree planting, trench-digging, planning.
Full on summer here!
Now that things are getting properly in cold in the last week, I’m beginning to wish for warmer weather..! Although we still need much more rain, so I’ll just have to rug up I suppose! Thanks for stopping by, I enjoyed reading about your adventures!
Thanks for reading and hope the weather works out better!
Thanks! Since the beginning of July the rain has kicked in, which is a relief, it also means it’s suddenly very brisk weather too. Fingers crossed the rain stays for a while longer – this year is predicted to be another El Niño year, which typically can mean drier conditions for south-eastern Australia…
We will hope you have enough water. It is key to everything but the UK seems to be getting too much! Just sorting my irrigation out in Spain.