So I came home from Dunk's this afternoon and went to check on my water butt. It rained plenty last night, first time in weeks. To my dismay it was still empty. I gazed skyward wondering what had gone wrong. I wondered briefly if the gutter was blocked in some way. Then I tipped it slightly forward and some water dribbled out of the tap. I had left the tap open when I last used it ... and lost all my precious rainwater across the yard and down the drain.
Oh well, at least everybody got a good soaking.
Stay safe. Be kind. Turn the tap off.
p.s. Water buttt got his new friend yesterday too.