Monday, 16 July 2012

Rain? (We love it)


“Summer-time is the rainy season in this part of south west Florida”.

 That’s what I was told when I moved here in 2006.

What I was told was not borne out until this year, 2012.

We’ve had rain, and rain, and rain:  since the beginning of June.

Indeed, we’ve had lots of rain.

Our rivers are overflowing.

The retention ponds are filled to their brims.

The grass has never been greener.

Outdoor plants, shrubs and bushes are growing before our eyes.

The trees look stronger, greener, and healthier than ever.

I overheard a conversation in the supermarket today.  A woman said “from a desert to all this beauty”. She had nailed it.
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Weather patterns are so strange,

Whilst much of the U.S.A. is in severe drought, we in south west Florida are enjoying the rain, and the resultant verdant loveliness.

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