Generally the bush is very barren, all the Mopane trees have lost their leaves and there is no grass cover. But since the beginning of the month changes are happening almost everyday as we move into spring. Trees and bushes are beginning to flower and you can see new leaves wanting to come out.
We also spotted our first Yellow-billed Kite of the season. We generally see them towards Francistown before here and they are meant to indicate that winter is finally over. But a cold front has hit us.
It came in last night, the wind has been howling and cold ever since and we woke to a cloudy sky this morning.
The Kite’s have now reached Letlhakane as Sue saw the first one, for us, this morning on her way to work.
This time of the year really makes gardening rewarding as plants that looked dead, now suddenly have leaves and flowers are beginning to appear. We even have a wild bush at The Plot which has come out with the most amazing yellow flowers. The grasses are also going green.
With the strong winds the dust just flies everywhere which creates the most incredible sunsets. The sun almost doubles its size and goes from orange to all shades of yellow, to reds. It also on occasions disappears in the dust before it reaches the horizon.
We now just wait for the first rains.