18 July 2007

The gods must be crazy

Last night water fell from the sky. This might not sound very exciting to you, but such things are simply not done here.

I may never see raindrops on these passionflowers again.

It will be ten weeks before I can reasonably start to expect a meaningful amount of rain, so even .01 inch is a welcome diversion.


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5 Comments:

Blogger chuck b. said...

Only ten weeks. Yikes. That seems like no time at all.

7/23/2007 1:06 AM  
Blogger EAL said...

Yeah, it's been tough. Especially when half your garden is in containers.

8/13/2007 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Pam/Digging said...

You have a red passionflower! I recently posted about my neighbor's red one, but I should have seen it here first. It's lovely.

8/17/2007 6:32 PM  
Blogger mmw said...

A lesson for "all" of you: check my blog every day!

Anyway, Pam, I missed your passionflower post, but I had an excuse: I was in TX. I just went to check it out, and, typically, corrected your species ID. I just can't help it. Sorry!

8/19/2007 10:26 PM  
Blogger Fin De Fichier said...

Yes for the California Mediterranean climate, that was quite unusual.
The interesting thing is that parts of the nominal region actually do get somewhat regular summer rain. Summer thunderstorms are not unheard of in Rome. When I visited Nice in late June of 1993 there had just been fairly heavy rains. The average August rainfall there is 30mm.

10/28/2007 1:01 AM  

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