Monday, January 9, 2012
The wet season is finally here and it was met with shrieks of joy and whirl-winding in the backyard and beautiful scenes of my small person lying on her back in a puddle, looking at the sky while the rain fell on her face.
It has rained all afternoon and every now and then I hear a whisper of thunder. Still no lightning that I have seen. Come on Pilbara - bring on those amazing light shows you are so famous for!!
I love this weather and the smell of the hot rain. It reminds me of my childhood growing up in Cairns and of all the magical tropical places I have travelled to in my life so far. Once I visited a tea plantation in Sabah. There was no refrigeration so they served the pots of tea with sweetened condensed milk. It has been a favourite treat of mine ever since and I am in fact indulging right now. As I write this I am transported.
Once the rain started everyone emerged form their homes to enjoy the cool change. All of a sudden there were people walking/running/skipping along the streets, heading to the parks and probably to the sports club to enjoy a cold beer.
So I am enjoying the rain with a pot of tea and a soundtrack of frogs and distant thunder. I am going to bring out the radio and get stuck into some studio pottering. I need to get that space functioning!
I hope you are having a beautiful relaxing Monday night, and that all is well in your world at this moment.