Re: [gardeners] Rain!!

George Shirley (
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 16:52:42

At 02:21 PM 6/25/98 -0700, you wrote:
>On Thu, 25 Jun 1998, George Shirley wrote:
>> Would you believe we just got about 1/100,000th of an inch of rain. Barely
>> enough to wet the dogs coat as she ran around in it. Come on, we need more,
>> more, more. I swan, them Yankee's are hoarding the rain all to themselves.
>George, you can have my share.  It's being a frog-drowner out there
>again today, and I'm about to rust into place permanently.  From
>the looks of what's bouncing on top of the hot-tub cover, there's
>a little hail in this storm, too.  You have to understand, PNW rains
>are traditionally like a heavy mist... wipe off your shoulders and
>you're dry 10 minutes after coming in.  This stuff is coming down in
>buckets.  *AND* it's not supposed to rain more than a couple of
>times between May and September here.  Mediterranean climate and
>all that.
>Gee, if I wanted to freeze all year 'round, I woulda moved someplace
>really interesting, like Little America.
>Kay Lancaster
>being very grumpy just west of Portland, OR; USDA zone 8 (polarfleece)
If we could figure out a way to ship enough of your rain and cold down here
and some of my dry and hot up there maybe we could moderate both climates
enough to make them comfortable. I've always wanted to live somewhere where
it stays around 72-75 F and only rains enough to keep things green. Never
found that place yet.

George, wiping the "dew" from his forehead while sitting in the air
conditioned comfort of his home office.