Jill took Millie for a mid-summer walk in the rain yesterday morning.
It's Friday at last. Yesterday in what used to be called 'The State of Excitement' we experienced the coldest February day ever officially recorded with a max of 17.3 degrees C. It rained for much of yesterday, then last night the heavens really opened up. Our automated backyard rain gauge which resets at noon each day had received 73mm of aqua-pura by 8am this morning and the wet stuff is still coming down. I won't be surprised if 80mm has registered over the 24 hours by noon today. Thankfully we haven't experienced any flooding at our place. Tapping the side of our rainwater tank it sounds like it's full as a goog. All this and it's still officially summer. The inclement weather will of course be good for our garden. Already the geraniums are looking very refreshed. I can safely say that both our cats and dog have curled up inside the house for the rest of the day. The pic of Jill with our puddle loving dog was taken in the rain yesterday.
Paul R. Weaver.
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