I always say that we are living in some weird micro climate here in central Connecticut. I have watched so many thunderstorms pass to the South of us. Of course, we have had our fair share of storms and showers, but not as many as other parts of this state.
Well, I am happy to report that we finally got some rain. These past few days have given us quite a bit of welcome hydration. It feels good. I have had my fingers crossed ever since I planted all those evergreen trees.
You know what’s strange, with as much rain as we got, we still didn’t get as much as the rest of the state. For days, I watched the whole line of rain on the radar slowly crawling up the East coast, right to the left of us. If it had just moved over a few miles, we probably would have gotten about ten times the amount of precipitation. I am thankful for what we got though.
One of the barometers I use to see if the ground is absorbing enough water is to check the small brook down the road. For a few months now, it’s been really dry. Even yesterday it was almost empty and that was after days of stormy weather. Well, this afternoon it looked like the river was actually flowing. I am hopeful that the rain is here to stay and that we will have a nice Autumn. The trees I planted depend on it.