Wednesday, June 17, 2015

More Rain

No, not the stuff at the foot of a glacier, just drear, dark drizzle, so far this morning less than 5 minutes of downpour. NWS promises us 100% chance of (heavy) rain, and we've had small amounts, but nothing to strain the street-and-bayou drainage system. If this keeps up, I may get bored enough to resume writing about (gasp) politics before the day is over! But in matters of tropical weather, boring is good...


  1. Coleridge said:
    "Rain! with your dull two-fold sound,
    The clash hard by, and the murmur all round!
    You know, if you know aught, that we,
    Both night and day, but ill agree:
    For days and months, and almost years,
    Have limped on through this vale of tears,
    Since body of mine, and rainy weather,
    Have lived on easy terms together.
    Yet if, as soon as it is light,
    O Rain! you will but take your flight,
    Though you should come again to-morrow,
    And bring with you both pain and sorrow;
    Though stomach should sicken and knees should swell—
    I'll nothing speak of you but well.
    But only now for this one day,
    Do go, dear Rain! do go away"


    1. Thanks, Shirt!

      "The rain may never fall till after sundown.
      By eight, the morning fog must disappear.
      In short, there's simply not
      A more congenial spot
      For happily-ever-aftering than here
      In Camelot."
      - Alan Jay Lerner

      OK, not as classy as Coleridge... ah, that man had a command of our language! ... but the same basic idea about rain.

      We're still not getting any significant rain or flooding in this part of Houston (inside the Loop, not far from Brays Bayou). OTOH, League City, Friendswood, Pasadena, La Porte, Pasadena, Baytown etc. southeast of Houston are getting thoroughly soaked... also parts southwest of Houston which I'll let someone else list.

    2. Oops, Pasadena twice. Remove one of them; your sinuses will thank you...



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