Our gutters are dry

A dry gutter
While our Gauteng province has been suffering under seemingly-endless rain, our Western Cape gardens and gutters remain bone dry. In fact, my grass is all but green and my plants have started seeing mirages, or rather hallucinations, of huge lakes of cool water.

In all seriousness, it has been pretty dry in Cape Town (this is our summer, after all) while our friends in Johannesburg, and the northern provinces, are having uncharacteristically large amounts of rain. In fact, I heard a report on the radio this morning that mines have started filling up and overflowing, spilling acidic water into rivers... which I'm sure you can imagine isn't the best thing for the river's ecosystem.

On the plus side, a friend of mine reported that his garden (in Johannesburg) is beautifully green and that he's pretty much having to cut his grass every week! That's such a stark contrast to my pathetic desert-like lawn. :-(

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