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Reappearance of the monsoon

The garden is in a terrifically shaggy state what with huge amounts of rain, and as I have been ill I have not been in a mood to rush out and try to subdue it inbetween deluges.   We've had wind, too, which has knocked over my beanpoles so that the beans and peas are now growing together into a sort of huge Greenwitch style mound. 

I had intended to start working on the whole 'mounds of foliage' issue this evening, as things were finally looking dry - but the skies have just opened once more to deposit a young lake, in stair rods (why stair rods, I wonder - OK, they are quite thick, but how many houses even have stair rods?  We don't!  And anyway, surely the thing about stair rods, even if you've got them, is that they spend most of their time firmly fixed in place and *not* falling from the sky... )

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louisedennis
23rd Jul, 2009 13:11 (UTC)
I worry about the way our stair rods wobble. But I fully expect them to fall sort of sideways when they go, probably shortly followed by the small child who was no doubt leaning on them/swinging off the bannister/whatever else it is small children will think of to do with wobbly stair rods at the time. I do not expect the combined effect to be in any way reminiscent of rainfall.
the_marquis
23rd Jul, 2009 16:13 (UTC)
Interesting thing I've always understood "stair rods" to mean brass rods laid horizontally (with clasps) along the corner between tread and riser at the back of a stair tread to help hold carpet in place. Thus not as louisedennis suggests the railings of the bannisters.

Odd thing is whilst one is horizontal and the other vertical, and thus the latter is like the rain, I've yet to see rain with the kind of intricate lathe work you see on most bannister railings.

Edited at 2009-07-23 16:14 (UTC)
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