Saturday, March 30, 2013

Muddy Bench


Gardens of the Palace of the Marquis of Pombal and 1st Count of Oeiras, the founder of Oeiras
 
This month was the worst March in 40 years. Portugal received four times its average rainfall.

18 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

We had lots of rain and flooding too at the start of this year.
Duncan In Kuantan

crocrodyl said...

Very beautiful with the tiles!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Rain in Costa Rica is a good thing because 98% of our electricity comes from dams that store the rain water. Electricity during the dry season depends upon the rain during the rest of the year. Of course too much rain all at once is a problem.

Sharon said...

Four times the average is quite a lot more than usual. Other place are getting no moisture at all. The weather patterns are certainly changing.

Sylvia K said...

Our springs are always rainy -- but then so is the rest of the year!! But we have had a very mild winter and no snow and that's the good thing! Hope your weekend is going well, JM! Enjoy!

Al said...

Please send some of that rain our way - we've got a drought that's been going on for years, and there's water rationing in my town this summer. That's a very pretty place, even if it's muddy I'd enjoy sitting on that bench in your sunny weather.

Dina said...

That is a lot of rain.
Well, tile benches might be easier to wash to mud off of.

Stefan Jansson said...

At least you didn't get so much snow. Nice old bench.

RedPat said...

It's been a strange March here too! Colder than normal and snow on a lot of the days. I'm glad April is coming! It is beautiful and sunny today though.

Lowell said...

It seems wild weather is common around the globe these days. But the guy who heads up our House of Representatives Science Committee doesn't believe in Global Warming!

That bench is beautiful as are the entire grounds from what I can see, but you'd need a little shovel to get rid of the mud before sitting down! :)

Joan Elizabeth said...

It seems that the world is in one of its cycles ... back to 40 years ago weather around here too. It wasn't so long ago we were saying, the weather is not like it was in the 70s then bang we are back there.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Very beautiful!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

Kay said...

Four times the usual is probably four times too much! As Lowell said, we have many Republicans in the U.S. who won't believe a thing about global warming - it's some kind of "liberal" idea. . .

Randy said...

It's still lovely. Nothing a good rain won't fix.

ladyfi said...

You have blue skies at least!

It's been the coldest March on record and April looks as if we will have snow instead of spring...

Arija said...

That is the kind of rainfall we pray for.
A pity it left a mess behind.

VP said...

A noble and wonderful bench!

Small City Scenes said...

Our whole 2013 has been the wettest on record but this past 4 days have been finally sunny and blue skies although today is very overcast but I am hoping for some sun. MB