Cape Town is experiencing summer right now, temperatures in the upper twenties (centigrade), blue skies and sunburn but in winter we have our secret season. The wind comes from the north west and brings rain off the Atlantic ocean. Temperatures in the low teens and cloudy skies. With the rain comes life and those amazingly warm days when the sun comes out from hiding and the wind doesn't blow. Life seems to take a quiet breath and all the plants turn green. Mushrooms and lichens proliferate, getting ready to spread their spores far and wide in the next breeze.