Rainy season came on time this year. Then went away again. But over the last couple of weeks it has returned with a vengeance. Downpours that have had people furiously brushing the flood water down drains as it crept up to their doorways. Thunder here is also something to behold. Maybe it’s the altitude, but the thunder here is particularly loud and will literally rattle the glass in windows.

It’s not like this all day, happily. It’ll start some time around 5pm and go on for an hour or two. Sometimes a little longer. By morning the sky is blue, the air is fresh (or at least a little more breathable) and the plants are all doing their best to soak up as much water as possible before the midday sun strikes.

We do need the rain. Reservoirs that supply the city’s drinking water are running very low. But I’m not terribly fond of it myself. It’s a risky choice to ride my bike to work in the evening. Anyway, here’s a short video of last nights deluge in the street outside my home.

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9 thoughts on “Rain

  1. Thanks for visiting me on Scotland for the Senses. The other day it rained so hard that it set off a car alarm on my street. All I could do was stand at the window and marvel at it all. Good luck with your marathon training! I only run if someone is chasing me – that’s my policy.


  2. It reminds me of the rain in Jo’burg. We also have fantastic electric storms. I love the rain in Jo’burg and I liked it in New York too because it is warm. I’m not too fond of the cold rain in England. 🙂


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