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Re: Rain storms!

I dunno what kind of rainstorms you folks have been getting in Zurich... here in Graubuenden we still have a ban on open fires because of the lack of rain (and snow during the winter) Really puts a damper on the BBQ season
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I dunno what kind of rainstorms you folks have been getting in Zurich... here in Graubuenden we still have a ban on open fires because of the lack of rain (and snow during the winter) Really puts a damper on the BBQ season
It's been tipping it down all day here in Glarus.

Do you want me to nudge Flumserberg to one side for a bit to let the rain through?
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Old 12.05.2011, 23:20
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That would be really kind of you... or let the melted snow flow this way
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Old 12.05.2011, 23:22
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Being English, I'm genetically constructed to find satisfaction in talking about the weather.

Anyway, these crazy storms we're having with thunder and lightening and the sound of rain falling into the fireplace and the look of it cascading in sheets across my window pane... well, it pleases me mightily!

It's quite romantic, is it not?

Are you into it too? What is your favourite weather?
Romantic ? No, at worst frightening and at best depressing And the look of the rain cascading in sheets across the window pane is boring and sad


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This is my favourite weather. Clear, blue skies continuously, tend to bore me. I love the drama and the noise of a stormy day, and I hope it keeps up for the whole weekend!
No, my favourite weather is 28 degrees centigrade in the shadow, the water of the lake 25 degrees, the weather dry, while a short shower of 10 minutes after midnight is acceptable.


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I hope it rains abundantly all over Switzerland, goodness knows we need the water for the crops. And I am also very partial to a thunderstorm, although not the hail - it spoils the strawberries.
The problem with rains in Switzerland is the danger that, once it started, it will not end for months

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a short shower of 10 minutes after midnight is acceptable.
Not in most apartment blocks, it's not.
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Old 13.05.2011, 00:33
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I dunno what kind of rainstorms you folks have been getting in Zurich... here in Graubuenden we still have a ban on open fires because of the lack of rain (and snow during the winter) Really puts a damper on the BBQ season
There have been quite serious rainfalls in the Zurich area, and so everything is wet. There anyway was no ban on open fires in the Canton of Zurich. And now, the "draught" problem is over here.

If you in Graubünden continue to have a draught-problem I suggest that you try it with establishing some nice Cactus-plantations
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I thought I was strange for liking rain and greyness, glad to hear I'm not alone I'm really not liking all the sunshine we've had lately
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Re: Rain storms!

Discovered at 1:30 am that there were two windows open, as the wind tried to close the bedroom door. The resulting door noise woke me up, so I got to enjoy the wonderful thunder and lightning until the storm passed.

Except for the door I haven't slept that well for a while. Rain helps me sleep better.
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Re: Rain storms!

As gardener, the rainstorms have been very welcome; the drought here has been damaging. In fact, we need even more rain...

(Never thought I'd utter those words here in Switzerland. )

However with the rain and cooler temps comes the plague of slugs. I killed 547 of the evil blighters while touring the garden this morning - sadly, not in time to rescue my lupines.

This means war.
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Old 19.05.2011, 14:23
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FINALLY! We have our rain / thunder storm in Basel! It smells soooooo good!
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I dont like thunder storms. They are not good for my bodily functions. They make me wet my pants and constipated for days.
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- sadly, not in time to rescue my lupines.

This means war.
ohhhh no !!. not the Lupines !!!

mrs and I have a resident hedgehog in our garden who goes on nightly patrol around the lupines.

( and last time I saw him he was looking rather chubby )
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ohhhh no !!. not the Lupines !!!

mrs and I have a resident hedgehog in our garden who goes on nightly patrol around the lupines.

( and last time I saw him he was looking rather chubby )
Are you sure, that Mrs. G didn't move the mirror again?
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Old 19.05.2011, 14:36
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FINALLY! We have our rain / thunder storm in Basel! It smells soooooo good!
good...nice in sunny in the Zurich area
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good...nice in sunny in the Zurich area
Yeah, but not for long..I can see some serious clouds moving in.
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Are you sure, that Mrs. G didn't move the mirror again?
ARE YOU SAYING I CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MYSELF AND A HEDGEHOG ???????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

one is short, fat and is covered with tiny spikey hairs

and the other has four legs.

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As gardener, the rainstorms have been very welcome; the drought here has been damaging. In fact, we need even more rain...

(Never thought I'd utter those words here in Switzerland. )

However with the rain and cooler temps comes the plague of slugs. I killed 547 of the evil blighters while touring the garden this morning - sadly, not in time to rescue my lupines.

This means war.
I collect a couple of litres of snails in our garden every weekend. I throw them in the fish pond and they come out of their shells and chomp chomp, eco sustainability
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ARE YOU SAYING I CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MYSELF AND A HEDGEHOG ???????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

one is short, fat and is covered with tiny spikey hairs

and the other has four legs.

the difference between a hedgehog and a police car......... the hedgehog has the pricks on the outside .....
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I hear thuuuunnndeeeerrrrr
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As gardener, the rainstorms have been very welcome; the drought here has been damaging. In fact, we need even more rain...

(Never thought I'd utter those words here in Switzerland. )

However with the rain and cooler temps comes the plague of slugs. I killed 547 of the evil blighters while touring the garden this morning - sadly, not in time to rescue my lupines.

This means war.






what is the actual height of them in centimetres ?
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