Rain Gauge Time
Got out my rain gauge and set it up weekend before last, in the midst of powerful dry weather. Man, did we need rain! You'll notice, I set up the rain gauge on a wooden stake, surrounded by a fence, and flanked by a pair of mystic guardian birds-on-a-wire.
All the better to keep the lawn mowing crew from running my rain gauge over, as they've been known to do sometimes twice in a single summer.
Saturday night we got rain at last, three tenths of an inch. Then yesterday evening we got a mighty thunderstorm, an inch and a tenth; though a neighbor tells me he got an inch and a half. His rain gauge is probably more accurate than mine.
Though nobody's got a rain gauge with such cool birds as mine. Guardian Cardinal to the left. Guardian Baltimore Oriole to the right.
That rain gauge has got power.