MIST BUT NO RAIN

Several of my overseas readers have complained about the amount of rain they have experienced during the summer, while in the Eastern Cape of South Africa we are desperate for soaking rain to replenish our dams and to rejuvenate the natural vegetation. Within that context, imagine this tantalising scene: mist hugging the high ground and obscuring the trees.

I stopped along the Highlands road, running between Grahamstown and Alicedale, simply to breathe in this moist air, to feel the light touch of mist droplets on my skin – and to photograph this Eucalyptus tree towering above the road.

Further on, another tree loomed into focus as I drew nearer.

The mist was already breaking up and drifting away as I neared the end of the dirt road.

All this mist – and no rain!

23 thoughts on “MIST BUT NO RAIN

  1. I would have jumped out just to feel that mist, too. Tantalizing, indeed.
    While we are not as dry as you (our annual precipitation is around 45″), we are 7″ below average, so we are looking to the skies as well. It seems globally that rain comes as a feast or a famine, no middle ground anymore.

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  2. The UK is as it ever was, erratic weather, and of course it’s difficult to put myself in your shoes, but I’m sure getting out into that mist was a wonderful experience in the circumstances.

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