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.