Soak

Not an end to drought
but the ground has had a soak.
Lovely, lovely rain.

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We have finally had a good rainfall overnight and all morning. Gentle rain that soaks in well and saves the need to water the garden for today at least. It has refilled my water butt. This is not the end of the drought though, rivers and reservoirs are still very low and hosepipe bans in place around the country, thankfully not where I live yet but I have been avoiding using the hose and only watering where necessary with waste water saved from the kitchen, using the watering can. The forecast is for another dry spell by the weekend. Still I am thankful for what we have, many areas have not had much at all for a long time.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jules
    Aug 18, 2022 @ 12:14:37

    I’ve been reading of areas where water that has evaporated – in lakes and other areas where odd things have been found. Like whole cities and ships!

    I had watched a science show once that showed the amount of all the water on the earth… oceans, lakes, rivers – it isn’t all that much. I wonder what happened to the ‘(water) seeding of clouds’ I had heard about when I was younger?

    Glad you got some rain.

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    • Libby
      Aug 19, 2022 @ 14:17:21

      We’re lucky where we are, much of the country is much worse off, although there was torrential rain and flash flooding in some areas. At least our rain was gentle. I also remember ‘cloud seeding’ – I guess it didn’t work too well after all!

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  2. merb010
    Aug 26, 2022 @ 03:13:29

    NICE HAIKU

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