Our cloudy and muggy February has given way to a soaking March. Rain has set in and the dams are already overflowing at Dadirri. On the third day of rain we have had to light the fuel stove to heat our water, which is usually heated by the sun. How lovely the house feels now with the warmth and radiance of the fire! Our granddaughter was visiting too, so we played with the vintage house and the little people before making gingerbread to eat after lunch.
I only just thought to check on the Moorhens, who are quite OK, although I hope the missing parent who may be nesting is also OK, and not swamped by rising water. Just below the house an adult is sheltering one of the chicks under his feathers on a safe platform, while the other boldly roams on the tropical waterlilies.
Here you can see the dams have flooded the stepping stones, and the lotus are on their toes trying to stay above water.
We are delighted, rain is always short here, and it is a treat to have a cool snuggly day in March which is usually so hot. Time to put the raincoats on and go to inspect the lagoon!