Here and There

I have been fussing about the rainfall lately. No, I have not been complaining about getting too much rain, rather that here at my house I have NOT gotten enough rain whereas other parts of the county have received “torrential” rains. What I must realize is that summer rain is, for the most part, random. While it may seem that certain areas tend to get the bulk of the rain (like Lakeland), rainfall totals tend to balance out by the end of the summer. It is during Florida’s rainy season–June through early September–that the bulk of our rainfall occurs. I had a terrific example of how spotty rainfall can be when recently the heavens opened up, dumping 2.12 inches of rain on my house. That rain, which was accompanied by thunder and lightning, caused a power disruption. Because the electricity was off, and the rain was beginning to show less intensity, we decided to go for lunch at the IHOP on 34th Street South. As we drove down 34th Street to the restaurant, about half way there we realized that the road was completely dry. While we had had two plus inches of rainfall on 15th Avenue North, the area south of Central Avenue had had none.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Here and There

  1. Bill Martin says:

    Living with randomness is difficult. We can control far less than we imagine.

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