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May 23rd, 2006

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08:04 am - Grandmother was right . . .
My Scottish grandmother had a saying -- "Ne'er shed yer coote till May is oot." (Never shed your coat until May is finished.) I'd always thought of that as not being relevant here in the NYC metro area, since Glasgow is far chillier than here, and until later in the year too.

This spring has shown Grandmother was right after all.

It's been very wet and cold this year. Here it is, just a few days shy of Memorial Day and the de facto beginning of summer, and the temperature this morning was only 45 degrees, and it felt far colder with the wind -- more like fall going into winter rather than spring melting into summer. We've had more than 4 inches of rain in the past week -- sometimes an inch to an inch and a half in a single day, according to my rain gauge. Glub glub glub.

It's too wet and cold to do any planting -- any seeds I plant would just rot in the soil, as has occurred in past years with cold rainy springs such as this. Even the weeds currently springing up in my so-far-fallow garden are starting to rot from all the rain.

I hope pleasantly warmer weather arrives soon -- needing to wear a down coat in June is just silly.
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: "Cascades" by Scott Joplin

(Eat a pomegranate)

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