Thursday, July 9, 2015

Real rain in July

Excuse me, I needs must leave you all  for a short while to dance and twirl in the rain. Rain in July. Real rain. The wet kind. Big fat drops. Ah, the odor of petrichor in deep summer. We've had rain in June and in August, but July rain is rare. Shall I take a photo of the wet pavement to prove the existence of summer rain? I hung all my laundry on the clothesline this afternoon. They're wetter now than when I first hung them out to dry. All year long I've been leaving pillows out on the daybed to attract the rain. Maybe I should try salting the daybed with electronics to break the burden of this drought.

added, rev. 7/17

Oakland rainfall by year:
2015> 15, 10, 13, 15;
non drought years 2010> 20: 23, 21, 14, 14, 14, 28;

2005> 27, 6.5!!!, 20, 7!!!, (graph stops at 2001,
(I rounded down.up, did not include the .4s, etc,.)

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