(OLD SUMMER=FALL PAINTING OF EUGENE OREGON BOUGHT FROM ARTIST HERE)
It is summer—I think.is it summer?what happened to summer in Eugene Oregon? I look out the window, for at least a week it is raining, cold, overcast skies,anD NO SUN, NO SUN, NO SUN!! NO LIGHT AT ALL! NO WONDER my back is killing me, cause it is cold,and the worst is, it is dark and no light outside.
OOPS, it is 2:27 AM. OK, it is dark summer and also early in the morning. Early in the morning in Oregon is the best time of day, the squirrels are all out early, and wave to you, thru the window(no they actually hate out guts, we kill them with cars_)so my cat likes to watch them thru the window, and drools a lot.
(Suspended until we watch Trump talk to the head of north Korea, and messy Canada;and they Trump, wants north Korea in the UN or the united country bunch.
“Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.”
Meanwhile, how is Lane county and Eugene going to HAve a real summer???HOW???MOVE THE WHOLE STATE TO CALIFORNIA?? OH YEAH. GIVE CALIFORNIA ALL OUR WATER? NOT a good idea. _Carolyn had come over, unable to sleep, and came over to sip coffee and try the weather channel trying to find if we could have ANY SUMMER IN OREGON??wE decided to ask some of the new comers who had come to Oregon for “mild weather.”
One of them we knew was online, at this time, trying to get meteorologists to cough up a prediction for July and the Fall.”We used to have Indian Summers here,”I typed,”and it meant hot, warm, beautiful Falls and Summer right into the beginning of cool weather.” My friend had heard of that;”but what happened?I also was told about Oregon, that it had had hot summers too.” “Yes,” I typed, “it used to. We relied on them, we had so much water and rain from the winter and the spring was also wet.April was wet,and even in May we had rain and hail. Ouch.But this year, we had lots of sun in May, and then—“
“We hit June,” I typed, “and all the summer LEFT OREGON. EUGENE became dark,wet,cold,and no sun no sunlight NO SUN AT ALL.”It looked like Alaska,and everyone started taking more Vitamin D with fish oil.I have to go look at Portland City,and other areas of Oregon, and report back.How is the coast?How are the other areas of Oregon?”I decided to sign off the chat room with Oregonians,and try to find this out.
But the days went by,and little by little, the spring and summer creeeped in.Just like the damn ivy I had to go out and kill,climbing up my trees killing them. We still kept having overcast days, and the meteorologist answered my email very nicely and gave me the information the athe had.\
Summer was coming but it was coMing in slow, and Carolyn said,:”It is supposed to start getting hot in July,and then the months after ward it gets hot.”But what was going to happen now,was we were always going to have OVERCAST SKIESL AND SMOG,AND FOG,AND DIRTY ALLERGIC AIR IN SUMERS IN LANE COUNTY IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY. NO SUN SHINE ALL THE TIME,EVEN IF IT WAS WARM.
YES, older peoplle know that this valley used to be great for gardening,and that is over, because of the weather change over the years.No longer tons of rain,and then very hot hot sunny summers.Now we have overcast skies a lot of the year,a lot less rain, and during the June and July we had no sunshine, so gardens were no longer easy and great to raise.
HOW are you supposed to grow food, when there is NOT SUN ALL SUMMER AND SPRING??tHE answer, is, go grow them somewhere else.Oregon was never easy to grow gardens in,and now it is even harder.It used to always have snow into May and hail,and ruin everything in the middle of growing season.I know that myself.You have to be an excellent overly skilled miracle worker now to grow stuff here WITHOUT ANY Sunsh8ine shining on your garden!!
Yes, if you come here to grow gardens you will have to get green houses and grow lights.I know that,and so do all the other gardeners who live here.I drive by sometimes and see greenhouses and imitations of green houses,in the backs of people’s homes cause they need to protect their gardens from this weather, and even give the garden light which is electric.
Welcome to the new Lane county and Willamette Valley gardening. get your own grow lights and put up a green house,and even try growing mushrooms instead cause they grow well in basements cause there is no sun and it’s damp. Weeds and grass,and lots of blackberry bushes grow well,without any berries,so the BAD PLANTS all grow very well now. NOTHING ELSE. tRY GROWING GRASS SEED.the farmers do that here,and they used to burn the fields all summer long, smoking and gassing all the air, and giving everyone sinus infections colds and flu,and bronchitis.
So that is it; you wanna garden, go to CAlifornia,and use up all their water there.At least they have the fucking sunshine to do it.
(Sandraminadotty, in Eugene Oregon with over cast skies and green houses up the ass. ha ha ha ) :)….