Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Ok, I know I shouldn't complain, but this rain is really getting to this old desert rat. The storms come in quickly and furiously, either causing a huge dust storm, rain or both!!! The clouds at the left dropped lots of rain. Seeing how we have to conserve water and are being gouged by the water utilities, we welcome rain...don't have to water the lawn!
Now this pic shows the street as grass-free...it's called xerioscaping, or the use of natural rock, flora and fauna. We have grass...we love grass...we suffer for grass...we pay huge amounts of $$ for grass, but damn, we'll not give it up....nor our trees. What was I getting at???
Well, rain is great, but once the sun comes out, it's a steam oven. Many of us don't have central air conditioning, we use swamp coolers which just add to the moister. Our drawers and doors swell up, cabinet doors don't close till about October and the weeds attack us with a vengeance...that's for all the RoundUp we use during the dry season!!!
So here's my real gripe, my art work is suffering. My painted things don't dry fast as I'm used to, my paper clay things dry way too slowly for my patience and paper mache, forget about it!!! Alright, I'm just ranting because I'm taking too long to finish a quick project...have to wait for all the damn painted blocks to dry....bother. But there is a bright side to this, when everyone is under several feet of snow in the winter, we're lavishing in 50-70 degree weather and DRY!!!! So much for my griping....peace out!