Enjoying some relief in Cape Town from high temperatures and one of the worst droughts in decades.  Since early morning we are blessed with showers giving much needed rain to gardens all round. However, this rain is not near enough to bring any relief regarding the strict water restrictions placed on the Metropole. These restrictions prohibits the use of hosepipes, two days a week for a maximum of one hour gardens can be watered by bucket or watering can, no washing of vehicles and pavings.

Clouds building up raising hopes for rain.

Clouds building up

Last year this time our lawn was green. This what it looks like now.

Drought stricken lawn

We can only hope that more rain will be forthcoming and especially in the catchment areas to fill our dams that together is down to 40% of the capacity of their full volume.