Finally, after 6 weeks without decent rain (not counting the pitiful amount that arrived 4 days after the 115mm deluge), and enduring higher than normal temperatures, the dry spell has been broken. This has been looming tentatively on the weather outlook for weeks, teasing us with its variably as it finds its final position on the forecast. But even as recently as yesterday morning they … Continue reading The rains came!
Or is it? Depending on how you look at it today is the last day of summer, or it isn’t. Going by the meteorological system that divides the seasons by the calendar says today – the last day in February is the last day of summer. However, the astronomical system that divides the seasons based on the location of the earth in relation to the … Continue reading The Last Day…
This summer has been hot and dry. The last decent deluge was back in December when I despaired that my young plants would be ruined – stricken with fungal disease before they even got started. But alas no, they pulled through and went on into the growing season looking great and the garden looked healthy and promising well into the new year. Not to mention … Continue reading Just add water.
It has been a long hot summer. The kind of endless summer you remember as a kid, when the sun shines for days on end and it seems like it will last forever. You go to bed at night with the windows open, and then wish you had some kind of screen to stop the enormous moths coming in and divebombing your head. But for … Continue reading Well, that’s a tad disappointing.
It rained in the night. The weather station tells me it was over 5mm so a decent drop. It has almost been two weeks since the last lot of good rain. And before that it before that it was a week and the burst before that was 10 day earlier. It has been a mild and gentle autumn indeed. And it was jolly nice for … Continue reading Restful Rain
Our water tank has a little red ball poking out of the top. It should be on a long stick as the internal part is floating on the surface of the water letting us know just how much we have left. But it seems to be constantly positioned on a short stick as we ride the rest of this season of little rain. I crunched … Continue reading Raining there not here
I was trying to think of something funny and witty for my title. But soggy is not good, but is the present state of my garden. I’m not really all that happy about it. I got so used to finally having lovely hot summer like days – even though it was technically autumn. I revelled in the fact it was too hot to sleep and … Continue reading Soggy is the new ….
I’m not moaning, but this summer has really not been what you imagine summer to be. It has been cold and miserable and I have done nothing but complain about it for weeks. And then we had the storm. But the thing is, while I was busy being busy with the festive season and all of the holiday stuff, it changed… by stealth. Not being … Continue reading Rain on a summers day
The clocks went forward last night, to reflect what we are all doing – looking forward to warmer, sunnier days. We were rejoicing at the extra hour of daylight we have been given in the evenings. We made great plans as to how we were going to utilise that first hour of the magical extension to the day, once we were able to drag our … Continue reading Spring Showers
Oh my goodness, winter has finally stood up and said loudly and proudly: I am here! Last week we had so much rain it broke records for the most rain in an hour for the month of June. The thing is – it wasn’t just that hour, but the hour before and after it…. well actually the days before and after it where it rained … Continue reading It’s cold outside