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It is amazing how one when caught in a true drought scheme and plan how to capture water and keep within the limits of the restrictions on the use of water. I altered a down pipe to divert the little water when we had drizzles as well as water collected from heavy dew to be captured in all possible containers available so that at least we could save some of the garden.

Harvesting water

The chain in the pipe is to insure the captured water flows into the container without splashing all over the place.


Rain clouds approaching and we did get some rain, albeit far less than what we wanted, only 7mm (.25 inches).

Level 4b water restrictions remain in place in Cape Town. That means we must try to use less than 87 liters (23 US gallons or 19 imperial gallons) per person per day. Thanks to the drought water is no longer a commodity, it has become precious.

Enjoy the evening.

The cold front that brought us rain approaching.

And rain it did. Enjoy your day.

…. bring a bit of rain which was better than nothing.

Beautiful promising clouds.

Enjoy the day of rest.

A small fluffy rain spider in the laundry room yesterday and believe it most welcome rain is predicted for this afternoon.

The spider was carefully caught and removed to the garden.

Enjoy the start of the weekend.

Are we anxiously waiting for days like this.


The drought is hitting us hard.

Enjoy the weekend.

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.

After a Spring morning shower.

Rain on appraoch

Enjoy the day.

Grey and somber and then it rained making the first day of Spring feel like a midwinter day.

morning storm spring

Have a great start to the new week.

Yesterday’s stormy weather on early morning approach.

Morning storm approach

Enjoy a super day.