The Colour of Drought
As Australians, drought is not a stranger to us.
However, drought in Piemonte is just plain strange.
For the last 5 years, the alps have not had their usual amount of snow which in turn means that our underground water reserves aren’t recovering. Our ancient stone well hasn’t refilled after we recently withdrew some water from it.
For the last few years, we’ve had limited rain and virtually none for the last 4-6 months. Our stormwater tanks are empty.
We are now only watering (sparingly!) our young fruit and nut trees (by hand!) and have given up on having our usual colourful summer potplants around the house.
This is the colour of drought…