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