Category Archives: Weather

The dialogue will be about the weather and how it effects plant growth.

Rainbows

RAINBOWS

Rainbows are common but yet still are exciting to see. Rainbows are the sun passing through water crystals. When nature does not give you a full rainbow you must work with what you get.

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Two Full Moons in July

 

Full Moons of July

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Full Buck Moon and Blue Moon

 

We just finished the wettest month (June) ever in St. Louis. Going into the June we were behind the yearly average by 1.59 inches. June’s has an average rain fall of 3.83 inches; we received 10.51 inches thus we are a head of the year by 5.09 inches. The forecast for July is hot, hot, and hot so this may dry us out; I hope.  The normal rain fall for July is 3.9 inches and the total for year is 39.79 leaving us with only more 15 inches left for a normal year.

 

July has two full moons; One, July1 which is called the Full Buck Moon and the other on July 31 is called the Blue Moon.  Read why it called the dog days of summer and what is behind the names of the full moons on The Farmer’s Almanac; http://farmersalmanac.com/astronomy/2013/07/15/julys-full-buck-moon/

 

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Ground Hog Day

GROUND HOG DAY

Well the first month of the year is over, and as winters from the past it was not unpleasant. The perception was down from the average but in this winter in Missouri we received one (1”) inch we will be thankful.  Like a lot of times Mother Nature comes back on the first day of February we have I 16 copyalready gotten one half of an inch (.5”).

Today is what my father called a great holiday. No it is not really a holiday but he would talk about as he felt it was the coming of spring. He also knew he would have to start plowing to get the garden ready for the rest of us to plant.  There is a great article in the ‘Farmers Almanac’ telling how any why ‘Ground Hog’ Day came about. Continue reading