Tag Archives: drought

1642. Rain! Rain! Rain!

(The photo is taken from my desk!)

Rain! Rain! Rain! It was always raining! It had so flooded Hedley’s backyard pot plants that they were dying. He must somehow bring them inside. Perhaps put them in his garage if there was enough light.

There were large puddles on his driveway. The spouting in front of his sitting room window was overflowing down onto his rose garden. His vegetable garden was so saturated that it was not only impossible to gather vegetables, but the vegetables were rotting in the ground. His lawn was a mud pool.

Rain! Rain! Rain!

Hedley woke with a start in the armchair where he had dozed. The stifling heat of this two-month long summer drought was starting to get to him. The city’s ban on garden watering meant most of his usually wonderful garden had shrivelled up. Oh for rain! Rain! Rain!

1255. Annual drought relief

Hurry! If we farmers can get the Government to declare a disastrous-for-the-country drought before the expected rains arrive tonight, then of course it will take months to recover from such a drought. The handout should provide us with a pretty good nest egg. Me and the wife are thinking of using it for a well-deserved break in Tahiti. What you doing with yours?