Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Raindrops of Life

The rain continues to thwart an otherwise laudable attempt at kickstarting summer. 

While large portions of our country are facing severe drought conditions, in this area we are seeing enough rain to make me believe that we have moved into a rainforest climate. It is so wet that thing seems to dry out. 

As I look into the forecast for the next 10 days, significant rain is forecast for 8 of the days--and almost always in the afternoon after I get home from work. 

While it has been nice not to water the gardens or fill the pool, it gets a bit tough trying to squeeze in mowing the lawn between passing rain showers. 

Yesterday I played golf and the course was extremely wet from the overnight storms--standing water on most of the holes and in the bunkers. The back nine holes were too wet to play and while I had fun replaying many of the holes on the front nine, I really like the back nine at this course. The good news was that they credited me for half of my fees and I still managed to play at least 18 holes of golf--muddy, soggy golf.

At one point, as I was driving the cart on the path I had to wait for a turtle to swim past. The water was at least 6 inches deep. Did I take a picture? No--but I should have.

I just need to be thankful that this region is not experiencing a drought and find a way to appreciate the raindrops that so many other people would rejoice at seeing fall from the sky.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD
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