Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Finally some rain!

Don't you feel like running out in the rain? It has been so long since rain has fallen (at least over me) that I would like to go out and play in some mud puddles! Let's just hope the rain doesn't fall too hard in a short amount of time. We do not want flooding! The soft, gentle rains over a few days would alleviate the dryness.
Besides precipitation, what are some other parts of the water cycle?

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hurricane Fay

The latest hurricane has stuck with Florida this past week. It will be interesting to see what continues to happen as Fay seems to be strengthening. It would be nice if some of the moisture could move northward to help ease our drought conditions. Rocky Mount is facing water restrictions if we don't get rain soon!
How many of you are hoping for lots of snow this winter? That would make a dent in this drought for sure!

What's with the picture?

This view of Mt. Vesuvius from the remains of Pompeii was one of my favorites from my trip to Italy and Greece. I liked the way it has remained visible and yet in the background throughout history, as if to remind people of its power.