Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Unusual for this time

 Our Meditteranean climate means that we get the bulk of our rainfall during the winter months, peaking in January. The "golden hills of California" are from grasses that green up in the winter, and then get dry, very very dry, all summer.

Imagine my surprise when Eric told me this morning that it was raining, and I'd need a jacket to go and exercise. Not pouring rain, really. . . more like very wet fog, with tiny droplets sheeting down. But enough to add up to a bit of water for the plants.

Still, what's good for the plants was slightly less good for my laundry.

By the end of today, I hope it's dry. If not, I'll bring it in the house.


Annie*s Granny said...

We got quite a heavy rain right after I commented on your post last night. However, when I said it was delightfully cool....well, duh. I forgot I had the fan on the counter right behind me.

Stefaneener said...

Ha! I love your portable, specific weather pattern!

Kristin Sherman Olnes said...

It was so warm when we left. It's hard to picture it all drizzly there.

Stefaneener said...

Kristin, it's the summer fog gone mad. Seriously, people are complaining, but if it were not for the tomatoes, I'd be doing happy dance all the time.

kitsapFG said...

We get that fog/rain mix often but usually it is in the fall and winter. Like you, we had some of that this past week. We also got a very heavy rain yesterday which soaked the garden really well. Now, I would really like it to return and resume with summer as my warm weather crops stalled out again with the cool rainy weather.