Rain, very nearly November Rain

I wake up this morning and it is raining and has been raining for a while. For the next 6 months Mersin will be puddles and mud.

At least the tap water quality should improve. For the past 3 weeks 3 basil cuttings have been shooting new leaves and growing roots at a merry rate – all in a glass of Mersin tap water! The mineral content of the water is very high – I guess. The tea pot and tap also show evidence of mineral solidification from the local water!