Drought

We are in a drought. No significant rain since August. Normally the dry season is in winter when daytime temperatures are in the middle to high twenties. Now it’s summer and it’s in the middle to high thirties every day. Stand still in the forest and the sound of leaves falling is like soft rain. This year has been the hottest ever, for the tenth year in succession.  Frogs are suffering as their hibernation spots dry out. We have a second toilet in the back porch, so a few enterprising frogs have set up home there, coming out at nights to forage. They don’t mind the flushing, apparently they navigate round the system easily, occasionally popping their heads up in the inside toilet. Cheeky things, but so cute.

Apparently, the greatest danger to us humans now is heatstroke and infections due to rising temperatures and humidity [if it rains!]

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