Visitors to my garden often exclaim about the view from my back garden, which overlooks the Port of Los Angeles. It can be attractive and interesting but its appearance is frequently blurred by a dingy gray-brown blanket of smog. Rain, when it comes, usually scrubs the horizon clean, at least for a time; however, we haven't had any significant precipitation since early May. I know many gardeners feel melancholic when freezes bring an abrupt end to their growing season, as has happened to so many in the US this month. I feel much the same kind of melancholy when I look out over the harbor and see this day after day:
The recent fires made the air even dirtier than usual. I check the weather forecasts regularly to see if there's any chance of rain in the offing. Yesterday was the first time I found forecasts showing a 40% possibility of rain during the middle of next week. Hope springs eternal.
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