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Discussion: Rain

in: Swampfox; Swampfox > 2019-06-25

Jun 26, 2019 12:05 AM # 
Seattle is having a drought. Only 8 of 24 days with rain
Jun 26, 2019 4:35 PM # 
Too funny. But welcome at this time of year, I bet. Mt. Rainier in all its glory!

We have had some decidedly Pacific NW-like days in Boston, coinciding with some enthusiastic fern growth that is reminiscent of Fire Mountain. In some spots, only the poison ivy that lurks in the verge reminds me that I'm on the east coast.

One hopes that the woods around Laramie will retain their minimalist approach to undergrowth in spite of all the rain.
Jun 26, 2019 5:32 PM # 
The undergrowth around here varies very little from year to year in terms of how high or dense it gets. Because of snow melt and whatever rain does come, I think there's just about always enough for the plants to get enough moisture for their needs.

What *does* change is how quickly thing dry out and go brown. In a wet summer, the grass will remain green much longer. It's well too early for the prairie to turn brown in any event (except for during a true drought.)

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