Here Comes the Rain


Only a short while ago I wrote about the sun and heatwaves, today I write about rain. We have had rain for the past 3 weeks. I don’t mean it’s been raining on and off for 3 weeks, I mean it’s been raining for 3 weeks. Other than short periods, the rain has not stopped. It’s good we have had rain. We had below-average amounts of rain over summer and keeping up with watering had been a challenge, but I’m getting bored of it now.

I think I am a fair-weather gardener. I expect some gardeners are out there every day, rain or shine, tending to their gardens. I am ok admitting I am looking out the window and choosing to remain in the warm and dry. It’s not helped to have a cold, courtesy of my daughter, who brought it home from school. Luckily, it was a cold, not something worse.

Living in England, you would expect I would be ok with the rain. For many, rain is quintessentially English and our favourite past time is complaining about it. So I am living up to the stereotype, but I hate it. I’m ok with summer rain; it’s short-lived and much needed, but rain in autumn is miserable. It’s not just the rain; everything is damp and grey.

Unfortunately, there is work to be done so I am going to have to get over myself and spend some time in the garden. The weeds are having a field day and growing fast; I need to store my remaining potatoes, and I have some hard landscaping to do. So this weekend I will pull on my waterproofs and venture outside. There is work to be done.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. tonytomeo says:

    Ah, rain would be nice. The fires are out here, but we appreciate the end of the annual Fire Season anyway.

    1. mallr says:

      I never knew there was such a thing as a fire season!! It’s something we don’t have to worry about. Our rain is being blown in from the north so getting some arctic air at the moment. Looking at the weather maps, we will be having easterly or northerly winds for a while, so it’s going to be chilly here for a while.

      1. tonytomeo says:

        All of our rain happens is less than half of the year. The weather is dry for more than half of the year. Fire Season is as annual as any other season. On very rare occasion, and only every several years, a thunderstorm happens in the middle of summer, typically around August 15, and usually right on August 15. The CZU Lightening Complex Fire was reported early in the morning on August 16. However, the lightning started just prior to midnight, right on schedule on August 15. There was no rain.

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