Two weeks ago, when Craig Sisterson and Doreen arrived, it was still very hot. Temperatures were up to 28C during the afternoon.
It was accompanied by a lot of lightning and thunder, but only a sprinkle of rain. A fire started not far away between my place and One Eye Lake and we met a crew on my bush road trying to drive to it. But their map showed the old road, part of which no longer exists. Finally they sent a plane to look for the fire, and water-bombed it. It was out the next day.
There has been precious little rain these last 3 months. The pond has almost dried up.