21 May 2011

Oh how I wish...

...that it would rain, doo doo doo doo. Planting the vegetables in the garden, and planting annuals in the window boxes, I just can't get this song out of my head. The words don't apply exactly, but the refrain sure does express a prevailing sentiment around Saint-Aignan.

Day before yesterday, in the evening, we saw a big dark cloud in the western sky. I took a picture of it. But it just blew on by and we didn't get a drop of moisture out of it. Yesterday we didn't even have a serious cloud.

How long can this dry spell go on? Will there be hell to pay this summer? Or in a month or two will we be saying, mimicking Louis XIV : « Après mai, le déluge ! » ?


  1. "Cause raindrops will hide my teardrops and no one will ever know..." What an amazing photograph! Wishing you a pleasant ground-soaking.

  2. We know what it was like during the drought "down under" then the rains came, and then the floods.
    What goes up, must come down eventually Ken.
    Love the photo and the clip.

  3. We saw the clouds the day before yesterday, saw it raining on someone to the south, but not a drop here. Apparently there was 12mm 30km south of Preuilly.

  4. Not a cloud in the sky here in the Paris region. And just love recalling the Temptations, no matter what the song.

  5. I know just to trick for you to get some rain. Just invite me over for a barbecue! I bet it will work ;) Martine

  6. LOL, Martine. Come over tomorrow, OK?

  7. hah hah hah Martine :)))

    That's an amazing photo, Ken!


  8. Clouds can be very deceiving. We get that all the time.


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