We went to a wedding yesterday, and when we left the recption around 8pm, light rain was falling. This morning we've awoken to a real drenching; great for the garden and for the paddocks around us, but not so good for those planning outdoor pursuits today.
La Nina has certainly produced great grass-growing conditions so far; a few days of rain, then a few days of sunshine, then a few more days of rain. Unfortunately, the rain's not getting all the way to the foot of the country, and Otago and Southland are drying out. But the hill country farmer we chatted with last night is delighted; he's had a wonderful spring and early summer, and reckons that winter feed is not going to be a major problem this year.
The cockies may be delighted, but the campers and the sports organisers probably aren't quite so effusive. But there's a plus side; we have a busy, busy week ahead, so a day at home catching up on MySky and reading probably isn't a bad thing. In the meantime, the pitter-patter of raindrops on the roof is a bit more like a cacophany, but we need to think of how it's benefitting the vegetable garden, which is thriving!
Be careful out there.