The Government announced a drought last week. Yesterday afternoon it started to rain and later into the evening it started in ernest and rained through the night and into this morning. The trees perked up and this shot shows how much they liked the rain.

In part, the overcast conditions help the light bring out the intensity of colours, contributing to the impression that everything has ‘greened-up’, in contrast to the pale, washed out colours that predominate on bright sunlit days.