Several weeks ago we were heading to the Terrat River to partake in everyone’s favorite activities – measuring rocks and river channel dimensions – but our plan for the day was thrown out the window as soon as the heavens opened up. After 6 months with virtually no rainfall, suddenly the rains were back. As it often happens in dry places, the rain was isolated to a relatively small part of Simanjiro, and it has been reappearing in different, scattered locations ever since. Wherever the rain has visited thus far, green grass is shooting up and the trees are showing some foliage with the expectation that the rains will return again soon. Wildlife are also starting to leave their dry-season home in Tarangire N.P. and come back to Simanjiro. It’s a nice change of scenery, but it does make many of the “roads” in the area impassible. As one man advised us when I started fieldwork this year, we’ll just have to continue being “more patient and creative” with our plans.