Three years ago today I posted an article entitled "Hot Enough For Ya?" in which, I am sorry to say, I came close to carping about the weather.* Today's post may approach that level of thinking as well.
I have lost track though I am sure the weather bureau could tell me, of the number of days in which we have had significant rainfall. I stopped counting a couple of weeks ago at 41 consecutive. I am quite certain that we have had in excess of 16 inches of rainfall since the first of June. We have now had two glorious days without precip! But it is scheduled to be back soon, along with temps that will rival those of the summer of '12 about which I came close to carping.
A walk in the meadow in the evening or a bicycle ride along the streets in the morning, the pleasure of either is diminished somewhat by the foetid aroma of the decaying vegetation which has lain too long under water.
A week ago Purdue agronomists had estimated crop losses in the state at over 430 million dollars. I did not get this week's report. Like it or hate it, the weather is a big deal, and we do not control it.
*Complaining about summer heat is a violation of my policy whereby I try to confine my gripes to the winter weather, which I hate