Next Time Somebody …

Next time you’re trying to explain,

Bear with me here for a moment if you would;

Because if you live in England -I do –

And everybody thinks we love to talk about the weather

(It’s possible that we do, but arguably only

Because we get so damned much of it)

Next time somebody asks:

Perhaps they are from Sicily

Or the Atacama Desert:

“Hey, how much rain have you had?”

And, inevitably:

“Was it bad?”

(How is it possible to answer that one?)

But if it happens, tell them you use a

Wheelbarrow as a rain gauge and

Show them this photo.


On a more serious note, this is our reclaimed, former building site, repaired but – obviously still waterproof

barrow after one night’s heavy rain.

To be fair the rain was seriously needed by potatoes, brassicas and the fruit trees after a long, hot (for England) dry spell with temperatures maxxing ot at 34

Celsius! Truly great for butterflies and moths apparently (which is marvellous indeed) but not so for runner beans and squashes. Coped with some regular watering, but the overnight storm

filled the rain-harvesting butts and revived the crops.


Hope you like the photo.


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