The dry season has started with a ferocity that tells me we are in for a severe drought. Last year this time we were experiencing an unusual amount of rain at the start of the dry season. I was over the moon for the extra moisture and my garden thrived. This week the grass has turned brown in many areas and I am forced to water many of my plants. Some plants are more drought tolerant like the crotons and the golden crinums you see in the second photo from the top. The water rates have been raised by a whopping sixty percent so I may just have to let some plants fend for themselves. This month is also the official start of the sugar cane harvest that will continue into the next few months until June or July.