I like the idea of "proper mists, and mellow fruitfulness." Especially, if the mists would give us a couple inches of rain by the end of this month
We had a record 6.23" of October 2016 rain. Then, a first-rate snowy winter. The wild grasses were "as hiiigh
as an el·e·phant's eeeye
" by late spring ... and now this!
Actually, we are doing quite well ... as I understand it. If we think of this area of eastern Washington and northern Idaho, 68,000 square miles, an area of the West larger than Wisconsin - there is only one major fire. Over 80% of wildfires are man-caused, that fire west of the Columbia is listed as lightning-caused. We are doing good but major fires outside the region are on all sides! Smoke pours over forested hillsides, into the valleys and basin, and lingers. Koff
I was talking with my neighbor yesterday and the first thing he brought up when asked about the conditions was the eruption of Mount St Helens ... Yes, it feels something like that. We weren't going anywhere then, just out washing volcanic ash off our houses, running our sprinklers, worrying about our health ...
Make everything as simple as possible but not simpler. ~ Albert Einstein