Archive for April, 2011


We finished our landscape design class, carefully laid out our plan, and made dozens of trips to all the area nurseries.  The plants are lined up and fifteen yards of top soils awaits in the driveway.  And here we sit in the wettest spring in decades and the coldest first half of April on record.  We had several periods of snow this morning and rain showers, thunder and lightning throughout the day.

During a brief sun break late in the afternoon I snapped a photo to capture the current status of our now mud-bound project.

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Spring…? Or is it Fall?

On April 1st I resisted the urge to post a comment on the lousy March weather and given the terrible storms in the northeast and south I feel guilty whining about a little rain.  But just for archiving purposes here are a few notes on our local climate experience.

Last month was the rainiest March in fifteen years.  Here in North Bend we had some kind of precipitation on 28 of 31 days and overnight lows were below freezing nearly every night. April is off to a similar glum start.  It’s rained every day so far –so that’s rain on 33 of the last 36 days– and the looking at the extended forecast we could have precipitation nearly every day this month.  Next year we are planing on spending a few weeks of March and April in Arizona.

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