24 July 2012
Last night it looked like we were in for a good downpour. The skies were suitably ominous, it went very dark and there was a fair bit of lightning and thunder.
And then we got some light drizzly rain. For about five minutes. Sigh.
Better than nothing, I suppose, and the plants up at the pumpkin patch did look a bit more perky this morning:
Today is back to hot, sunny and humid. At least the humidity means less transpiration and evaporation. I'm now fixated on Thursday's forecast, which is promising a whole day of rain!
Our situation seems relatively good when you look at what is going on in more than half of the land area of the United States at the moment - the drought maps make grim viewing and I really feel for the farmers and growers there.