Waiting for the Summer Rains along the beach

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Despite the seemingly inhospitable conditions I'm pleased with these two projects. We may wait impatiently for the Summer rains -- if they come --  but at least the Vetiver is ready to embrace the moisture hopefully with a good flush of growth. 
The big tides came further up the beach than expected due to the strong winds. Whatever water table -- and aquifer -- exists was surely impacted by the salt water encroachment.