“For after all, the best thing one can do
When it is raining, is to let it rain.”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Poet’s Tale”
With Bill’s limited mobility, we were hoping to catch the meteor shower from the deck but, although not raining now, the overcast is growing at the same rate that daylight is fading away, so I guess not. And with flash flood watches in place for the entire weekend, I guess tomorrow night is no good either. Today was a full-day break from what has been an unusually wet summer. The rain is is a very good thing since the area I live in has been well below average in both rain and snow fall for a few years now, and has been in and out of moderate drought conditions. For the first summer in recent memory everything is growing (including a large assortment of weeds and wildflowers), and as demonstrated in the picture taken last weekend – our ‘lawn’ is actually green (and from a distance looks like a lawn instead of the controlled meadow it really is). The below normal snowfalls remain, though, and in the long run, it is the snowpack that feeds the reservoirs. So the return to drought conditions is likely. But, for now, we can enjoy the greenery.
I assume the persistent wetness is why I have the Supertramp song It’s Raining Again stuck in my head. Not one of my favorite songs. Not one of my favorite bands. But earworms are for sharing. So enjoy the song and have a great weekend.