Thursday, June 25, 2009

Screw All This Rain

The Black Eyed Susans that have made a home on the banking next to the lower drive have decided, "Screw all this rain, we have to bloom."

It is not raining at the moment. I only make note of this because a day without rain is a rare thing recently here in my part of the World. Life will normalize later when the new front and trough move our way and settle in for another week of lousy weather. And what's this I see? Blue sky? My eyes have become so used to the dark over the last 25 days, I will need sunglasses if I hope to not go blind when I step out of my door.

Whew! That was close. Blue Skies only visited briefly. Like a ship passing in the night, they have moved on to make a beautiful day over the Atlantic. Guess the ocean needs the blue shining love of clear skies more than we do. I now am safe to head outside without doffing serious UV protective gels, lotions and lenses to keep the unfamiliar Sunshine from touching my pasty rotund white boy body. Besides, I have begun to accept and almost even embrace the fancy new kinds of molds and fungi that are beginning to appear on anything made of living or previously living material. I guess there is an upside to rain 24/7 for three weeks.

To point out that this weather is affecting my bike shop would be an obvious understatement. But this post is not to whine about lack of business, but rather to whine about all the GD water that has been falling out of the sky in recent weeks. Damn that Jet Stream! All I ask is a shift of about 100 miles to the east or west for a few days. My lawn could use a good trimming.

See Ya............
(311 / 2106)

6 comments:

PresterJohn said...

Here in the high-life Kennebunks scores of soggy 'n snarky folk. Almost makes me want to jump a plane to Buenos Aries.

Chef Cthulhu said...

Sick of it too down here in Boston.
9 days until July 4th and it feels/looks about like early May.
Taking off for a weekend at the beach ... to be spent looking out the cabin window at the rain.

Demeur said...

Could be worse. We've had record no rain for the last month. Now we get to look forward to fires everywhere. Feast or famine no? All this after record snows last winter followed by floods. No such thing as global warming Ha!

Snave said...

Here in NE Oregon we are 2.5 to 3 inches ahead of our annual rainfall average. Until just lately it seems like it has rained here just about every day. And things still haven't warmed up despite the rain slowing down. Our band played an outdoor show this evening and by the time the sun was going down it was 62 degrees with 20 mile an hour wind gusts! Heh!


We have another outdoor show on July 4, and I am hoping that by then things will start warming up a bit...

Glad your flowers bloomed, Mac! Their little faces shine up at us and bring us joy. I just hope all the zinnias I planted in our flowerbeds will bloom before dry season gets here and bakes them all!

Mauigirl said...

This was the first sunny weekend in New Jersey in recent memory - and it still rained for a short time yesterday. 21 out of the last 26 days there has been rain, I heard. It is really getting to me...

Middle Ditch said...

Aha! That's why we finally have some nice weather! You've got that jetstream that has been hanging over GB for two years! Given us lousy rainy cold summers!
I know exactly how you feel.