Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It Ain’t Summer Yet

Thank goodness the warm days of early summer have been  blown away with a nice, refreshing storm.  The temperature peaked at 68 around 10:30 this morning.  Then, dark clouds blew in fast.  The skies opened up and it was great.  There must be snow in the mountains.  The air is cool and fresh.  Why would anyone want summer to hurry and get here?

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5 comments:

Maureen said...

Hear hear!!!

Next year......rain barrels :)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a beautiful picture!

MAYBELLINE said...

*Maureen - I don't know that it rains enough for rain barrels. Our runoff from the roof is diverted to the back lawn.

*Hocking - Thanks. That's my Red Flame grape with dark rain clouds in the background. Today looks like a repeat performance!

Maureen said...

I didn't think it was worth it either but we found an online calculator that estimated we could get 6,000 gallons in a 10inch rain year, which I know is not always the case. We now have 4 - 50 gal. barrels and they filled up within a matter of hours in the last storm. We were amazed!

MAYBELLINE said...

*Maureen - That's good information for us residence of the parched valley.