Friday, September 07, 2012

Finally Some Rain

Even though it was late coming, this summer has been sunny, hot and dry. Because the forests are tinder dry, tighter fire restrictions began on July 20 for the Coastal Fire Centre including Powell River, BC. This is a good thing. I would hate to see our beautiful trees go up in smoke.

People by and large are careful, but you just can't control Mother Nature and her lightening bolts. We got a few claps of thunder and bright flashes the last few days at the cabin, but no major fires began. Unfortunately, the rain was barely measurable.

Then as we were heading out of town, we got a fairly good, but gentle downpour while waiting for the ferry at Saltery Bay. That's the kind of rain we need to soak the soil and restore the plants. -- Margy

8 comments:

  1. Nice catch on the clouds over the lake! And while I know we need it, I hope it holds off for a bit yet - I'm enjoying our late summer!

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  2. We have been so dry out int Ontario too Margy. We finally got a week on and off last week. Amazing though how quickly that darn grass greens up and grows again though!

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  3. The water in the River is down about 2 feet. A scary proposition. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. Beautiful shots, glad you got rain.

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  5. We've had those same clouds today...over the Eastern Sierras in California!!! Beautiful pics!!!

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  6. Really beautiful puffy white sky!

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  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting on my Sky Watch Friday post. The good news is that we are going to have another warm spell this week. Like Paul, I'm hoping for a long Indian Summer. - Margy

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