the full report in the Herald). We're not doing too badly - Melbourne's been mopping up after a season of floods.
On the other hand, the drought has finally broken. For the first time in (fifteen?) years, no region of New South Wales is officially in drought.
What has the weather done to the garden? The wisteria's flowers were very subdued this year, not only brief but a much smaller display than usual. On the other hand, once the flowers are gone, the leaves burst out in force, and tendrils shoot everywhere. Post-bloom, it's been lusher than ever.
What does all this mean for climate change? In the short term, it's hard to tell. Over the years, this journal can help record the changes in flowering patterns. Anecdotally, the easiest thing to say is that there's been a marked volatility in the past few years.