It finally rained, short and sweet, but enough to wake me with its joyous sound. The last rain was 78 days ago on the 11th May, so the dry season is certainly living up to its name. The ground water was replenished with abundant rain through January, February and March, and our well is still providing us with fresh water for the garden and shower.
Our outdoor shower is walled with a 6 foot dry stone fence, but I was concerned that the nearby coconut trees may provide a viewing platform for sneaky boys, and I didn't want to give the neighbours an eye full whenever I walked up the back steps into the pod. So we put the rampant vine to work, and in two months it has created a privacy screen and secret garden. It is a beautiful space by day or night. Morning sunshine or a sky full of stars.