Castle and rain

Silves Castle

You can crenellatize this image here. It’s the castle in Silves, a marvel of restoration and almost impossible not to photograph well, due to the rich red color of its bricks (formed from local clay).

Note the heavy, dark, rain-laden clouds! After weeks and months without rain, the blue skies suddenly clouded up within two days of our guests arriving.

This was not a coincidence. If Oregon is known for anything, it’s known for its copious amounts of rain. The saying goes that Oregonians don’t tan, they rust. And the amount of rain falling in my home state lately has been particularly drenching. Clearly, our guests brought these clouds with them, because yes, Oregon rain is so potent that it can reach across eight time zones.

So for all of my Portuguese readers who are enjoying the greening of our fields, you can thank those Oregon visitors.

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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2 Responses to Castle and rain

  1. I enjoyed seeing your castle photo, which reminded me of Atalaya, a Moorish-style home built in South Carolina in the 1930s for sculptor Anna Huntington. The “castle” is now part of a park, and is used for an annual arts festival Mom and I participated in a few years ago. http://www.huntingtonbeachstatepark.com/Atalaya.htm. The land was divided in two, and the other portion, where Ms. Huntington created a sculpture garden, is now available for the public to visit. http://www.brookgreen.org/horticulture.cfm. Thanks for bringing this to mind!

  2. xenatuba says:

    And we left enough behind for Eugene to set an all-time record rain for March. I have had lots of comments similar to “it looks like you saw some sun”. We did! Even with bringing the rain.

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