Field of Science

A drought reprieve

The Phactor has never been more pleased to have his BBQ dinner delayed (Thai marinaded chicken).  After 3 weeks of no rain (1/10th of an inch doesn't really count), some very mannerly thunderstorm activity dropped a bit over 1.5" of rain on our parched gardens.  It was amazing to see how quickly some plants recovered particularly the bamboos and ornamental grasses.  Unfortunately while a reprieve, one good rain is not a solution.  This will take many regular rains.  If it doesn't rain again, in a week some plants will need watering again, but no complaints here; this rain was a welcome relief.  The lily pond is topped up too.  Unfortunately now the hot weather will seem a bit worse feeling by adding a nice high humidity component.  So perhaps a bit of gardening will get done today.  Yesterday also resulted in a new animal record for our estate, in fact a new record for us in this neighborhood where we have resided for 34 years: a chipmunk.  Sigh.  Well, why not have one more cute, garden destroying rodent around?  This will excite the kitty girls should they make this discovery too.  

2 comments:

William Connolley said...

You're welcome to some of our rain if you like: http://www.chestertonrowingclub.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/rain.html

The Phytophactor said...

Ah, and so it goes. No equity at all. Too much in some places, and not enough in others, and that goes for a great deal more than rain. And so we have nothing more to do than to commiserate with each other situation. Sorry man.