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Yes, indeedy, we got more rain. It’s been raining quite a bit, and some of the mattresses in the tents are getting a bit damp. But it seems rather ungrateful to complain. Katrina was a blessing to us despite being such a nightmare to so many. I am wondering how long it will take this rain to percolate down to the water table. How long until I no longer have to wait for the dishes to be done before starting a load of laundry?

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Matron September 6, 2007, 2:40 am

We have been lacking rain this Summer in England, or rather I have. Some of Britain was badly flooded a couple of months back, I think I live in a dry microclimate. It is an old adage that ‘what would we talk about if we didn’t talk about the weather’ – true of most English people.

Alice Nelson September 1, 2005, 9:22 pm

I guess in light of what happened in New Orleans we are lucky to have laundry to wash and elctricity to run the washer, as well as clean water to use. And we could mention how fortunate we are to still have a garden as well as rain. And I guess we can all put up with gas being high priced, since we still have all those things plus a home plus a car. Isn’t it funny how perspectives can change? For some of these people, even having a tent would be a boon
Good luck in your endeavors down there!