Thursday, August 09, 2007

Cool, drizzly, cloudy day - but still no real rain

Today was another showery day, kind of an unexpected bonus, but we only got 1/10th of an inch. Late last night, the Weather Network forecast suggested that we could get as much as an inch, but I didn't get too excited. By morning that forecast was downgraded. No surprise to me: this has been the dominant weather pattern since mid-May.

Note the drought-stricken lawn in the background

At least we had a cool, drizzly, cloudy day instead of a sizzling hot one. At this point, I'm grateful for small blessings!

I'm actually ok, and not too downhearted. I have a lot of projects on the go, and helpers in the garden, so I don't really have too much to complain about.

But if you love plants, you feel for them when they have to suffer without rain. They look so sad. I do what I can to help them with my watering, but I wish could help them all, including the poor old lawn. Alas, my water supply is limited.


  1. Seems like the weather is slowly working itself up to be rainy. Might be good - a slow soak after a long period of drought is better than a sudden heavy downpoor, after all.

    I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.

  2. I don't ever remember hoping for rain so much. my lawn is a disaster. maybe beyond the point of recovery in some areas. I'm with you....bring on the fall.


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