It's been raining quite a bit this year - more than usual from what we understand. More downpour and more frequent. And yet the riverbed told a different story - as though it had been recently drained. The last two times I checked, the water was fast and appeared to be near overflowing.
Springtime came early last year. Mid-February it seemed. This year Spring just barely started. It snowed on December 12, 2015 and again in January 2017. We heard that snow in these parts is rare. December 12th snow was gone on December 13. This year the snow didn't stick around, but did snow more often.
We've also experienced hail. I have not used my winter boots since February, but have not returned them to the shed just in case.
We moved in at the end of a drought. It was always hot and smoky. The fire meter was usually on extreme, sometimes high, but never lower - not until September anyway. I did take a picture of the one in Myrtle Creek. This is not it, but the faded needle mark is the same as shown in this photo:
The ground, overall, has been too soggy to step on. The lawn needs mowing, but it makes for wet grass and mud. The hills are really green right now. No matter what the weather, I seem to get hot between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. What’s up with that?
I know this post seems disjointed. Sort of like the weather.