The rainy season has its many challenges, but if we are honest, we’d have to say nobody is excited when the dry season arrives. At least we aren’t, and neither are the elephants who love the rain and never seem to tire of it. Our laundry dries way faster, but that’s really about all we have to look forward to once the rains stop.
It’s raining less and less here as the rainy season comes to a close, but we are delighted it’s still raining most days. We are getting more rain than in much of the surrounding areas in Brazil. There are many states where the annual rainfall is slowly yet steadily dropping. Thankfully that is not the case in our region.
Here in Brazil, mid/late dry season = fire season, which is why we are so grateful for rain and all our new firefighting equipment. We purchased it thanks to last year’s Big Payback fundraiser ( PS: don’t forget to mark your calendars – this year is May 6-7). Having it gives us more ease of mind heading into this dry season than we have had in previous years.
While our rain is getting less frequent, the elephant parties during – and after – our more limited rain have not abated. Photo of Maia, being a complete and total mud queen.
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Linda Lalonde saysApril 17, 2020 at 4:11 pm
Perfect organic facial Maia! 🙂
Like a day at the spa…
Muriel Servaege saysApril 17, 2020 at 4:14 pm
Hope you and the elephants will go through the dry season without any major problem.
Susan saysApril 17, 2020 at 4:35 pm
Hello gorgeous!!!!! ❤️?❤️
Sheila saysApril 17, 2020 at 4:35 pm
My goodness yes indeed! Msia sure is the mud queen? yes she certainly wears her mud well!! ??. Shes sure making up for so man years not having mud in circus?
Kelejan saysApril 17, 2020 at 6:03 pm
Do you a safe source of water like a big river that does not dry up?
EleComposer saysApril 17, 2020 at 6:13 pm
Yes, we do. We have springs that are so clean and fresh that four bottling companies reside in this little town. Streams and rivers that are big enough to bathe and play in, but small enough to not be overwhelming to older or sick elephants.
Kelejan saysApril 17, 2020 at 6:17 pm
Thank you, I find that so comforting. So that means that our girls may not have the rain on their backs but can wallow in the ponds.
Rosie P saysApril 18, 2020 at 3:04 am
I guess that more hose showers and pond wallowing takes place in the dry season. I am wondering if Lady has been seen in the ponds recently?
JoAnn Merriman Eaton saysApril 21, 2020 at 4:13 pm
Hello Maia, you Brazilian beauty. Enjoy all the mud baths and facials while the rains last.
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