Wednesday, September 8, 2010


We are actually having rain today, and even yesterday! Real rain, that I as a Northwesterner identify as rain. This means it falls continuously for longer than 15 minutes, isn't just from a thunderstorm, and actually has a chance of soaking into the ground. This summer has been so hot and dry that such rain is almost like a miracle. Not really, because it is the remnants of Hurricane Hermine (does anyone else think they meant Hermione and just forgot the o?), getting spun off in our direction. But however it got here, I welcome it. My garden welcomes it. My commute does not, but that is something else entirely, and I will accept a lengthened, aggravating commute in exchange for some real rain for a couple of days.

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