The big dry has come to town.
This is the stream near our house. I took the photo this morning, just as the rain started to fall for the first time in about six weeks, as far as I can recall, except for 0.8mm that fell on the 5th of March. There is no water in the stream, and the mud in the bottom is starting to dry up.
It is an extraordinary sight. This is a city stream, barely given permission to exist, and for the most part hidden under culverts. But this little park near our house is usually green and pleasant, and there is always water in the creek. Until now.
We’ve had a few drops of rain this morning, enough to wet the brick paths and gardens, but not enough to soak in under the trees. It looks as though we will have patchy showers all day, and some proper rain tomorrow. That would be good.