Reading the Signs

I was working in one of the gardens when I felt a little breeze come up quickly.  I turned around and saw this.

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This is the time of year when any rain we get usually comes in “scattered thunderstorms.”  So rainfall amounts can vary widely even in a small area.  Last week we got an inch of rain one day while my mother, who lives less than a half mile away, got only two-tenths of an inch.

If you spend a lot of time outside, and if rain is very important to you, then you can become pretty good at reading the signs.

So I could tell that this storm, even though it was close, was going to miss us.  I kept right on digging up potatoes and sure enough we didn’t get a drop, though I could see it raining not far away.

Linda (Shoreacres) also has a job that requires an awareness of the weather and approaching rain. She is one of the best bloggers on the world wide web and discussed “reading the signs” in a recent post on her blog, which I recommend.

As the great philosopher/poet Bob Dylan once said, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.”

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