These pics are a view of a break in the hectic rains! The sunshine is deceptive as the sky is usually sitting on top of your head so grey and pregnant with rain there seems to be a perpetual dusk. The howling wind drives the wind so ferociously I have often been left wondering how the roofs remain on top of the houses season after season.
Here is a picture looking down into the garden dam. The wind as I said before is WICKED here. So the previous residents put a raised garden into this unused dam. It's about 16m (about 48 feet?) diameter. The picture actually isn't fabulous as the sun is over exposing the picture!
This is from the other side of the garden. I was standing on the wall (it's only about 6-7 feet high) but I'm scared of heights so I clicked quick! That is all standing water from the rains in the cross walk. The pole against the brick pillar is for my sons to climb up and then they perch at the top. Clearly they are not worried about heights. All the green in the upper right is my "green manure" crop. Mustard, alfalfa, and buckwheat - I feed our chickens the mustard greens! The blue door is propped there for the moment as the winds have blown it off it's hinges. No...no irrigation except a hose and sprinkler. I know.
I just love this Zebra striped Land Rover! It's our neighbors - they say it belongs to a friend.