A Time of Rain

© Thunder storm approaching oner The Delta
The African wilderness relies on seasonal life-giving rains to ensure the growth of vegetation and in turn the survival of the wildlife that inhabits the great wilderness areas, and Botswana is no different.

The rains may fall at any time

The rains may fall at any time of the day, but whatever time they come is special. The build up to the moment, the rain itself , and the time after the rains have a unique scent and feel in the air.

Morning Storm

The sun rises against a storm-fronted sky

lighting the foreground

vivid against the deep grey-blue

the air is silenced by a promise

an anticipation

a whisper of rain, barely a caress

scenting the air, permeating the senses

a sensual awakening to a new seasonFlashes, rumbles in the distance


carrying the scent, the expectation


the fury


passing over

roaring frustration

high anticipation of the new season

the wind carries the scent of the moment

The morning after

The morning of a night storm




and the sun rises

in a washed sky

And the moment is beautiful
Leigh Kemp
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