8th January: On our way back to Senuko, we drive into the dusk with flashing stabs of lightening that illuminate a huge cloud front in the East, somewhere over Mozambique. Seems like the front of weather from the cyclone in the Indian Ocean. The extreme heat has broken, bringing cool conditions, and we wake today in our own bed to see drifts of misty rain slanting across our windows, obscuring the horizon, and getting heavier and heavier as the morning passes. I am packing for a trip to Harare, various important meetings at last coming up, one being a follow-up to the Minesterial meeting in December at Hakamela. Hope this will give us all a practical way forward for the Conservancy.
After the rain eases, a walk in the grassland below our house reveals a diamond studded wonderland of rain drops…..
……. diamond studded flowers are bright jewels…
each blade of grass is a tiara….
wet grass adorned by an elegant grasshopper….
sapphire drops , tiny jems……..