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September 21
07:04 2022

Relief for the countryside… rain finally returns!

By The Old Keeper.

THE title of this piece refers, of course, to the breaking of the severe drought conditions that seem to have been with us for a very long time. As is always the case in situations like this, it never fails to amaze me just how quickly nature recovers.

In the area where I live the fields were scorched brown and the grass withered and died along with a fair amount of the hedgerow herbage. In a nearby orchard the trees have been shedding their apples to a degree I don’t even remember happening in 1976.

Yet within just a few days after having the first of what has turned out to be a bit of a deluge to put it mildly, there is already a green haze on the fields and in a week’s time I have little doubt that much of the countryside will have returned to normal. I suspect some plants and trees won’t make it, but in the main hopefully things will be back to normal.

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