We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot Four Quartets

03 July 2007

Rain Rain Go Away...

What else could I write about? Its been raining for what seems like months, but probably steadily for the past two weeks, as evidenced by the severe flooding in parts of the country.. the worst of it just to the south of us in Yorkshire. We have not been flooded here, as we are halfway up the valley, and the water just runs past and down, but there's been a few standing puddles-mini lakes down on the main road, and Hebden Bridge also had the flood sirens going at one point, but the new flood defences have held thus far.

I heard on the radio yesterday that supposedly we have had our summer in April, where we had about a week or so of unseasonably warm and sunny weather, and now we will have rain for the rest of the summer. But then I also heard a prediction that the heat will come full blast in August. I don't miss the sweltering heat and humidity of Chicago, but I really can't stand all this rain... its better than winter rain, don't get me wrong, but its downright depressing day after day after day. Alright for some though.. photo courtesy of halifaxcourier.co.uk.

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