Lovely summer weather

Isaac and Jeremy have gone to Hawaii for Christmas with their mum and her family.

The Hawaii weather forecast appears to say that today it’s 28 degrees (C) and mostly sunny.

Given the weather today in Melbourne, I’m beginning to get quite envious.

Oh, is that thunder I hear now? Even better!

I know we’ve had a drought, but at what point can we stop saying “oh well, we need the rain” and start actively moaning about it again?

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4 Replies to “Lovely summer weather”

  1. “If we don’t get three inches, man,
    Or four to break this drought,
    We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
    “Before the year is out.”

    In God’s good time down came the rain;
    And all the afternoon
    On iron roof and window-pane
    It drummed a homely tune.

    And through the night it pattered still,
    And lightsome, gladsome elves
    On dripping spout and window-sill
    Kept talking to themselves.

    It pelted, pelted all day long,
    A-singing at its work,
    Till every heart took up the song
    Way out to Back-o’-Bourke.

    And every creek a banker ran,
    And dams filled overtop;
    “We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
    “If this rain doesn’t stop.”

    And stop it did, in God’s good time;
    And spring came in to fold
    A mantle o’er the hills sublime
    Of green and pink and gold.

  2. > I know we’ve had a drought, but at what point can we stop saying “oh well, we need the rain” and start actively moaning about it again?

    At the point where the water isn’t retained by the ground, extra rain isn’t doing a whole lot of good.

    What’s needed isn’t simply “a lot of rain”; it’s sustained moderate rainfall over a period of years. Huge one-or-two-day downpours don’t solve that. Complain at will :-)

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