An Ode to Rain – New Episode!

| August 13, 2015 | 4 Replies

An Ode to Rain – New Episode! July 18th it rained in Los Angeles. This rain broke the one-month rainfall record going back 130 years! It never has rained in July, August or September in the Late Bloomer garden, so it was an occasion to celebrate, and also scramble to capture as much rainwater as I could. Composer Graham Plowman, who resides in Dublin, Ireland, provided the perfect accompaniment with his classical guitar piece. Grab a cup of tea and lose yourself in this episode.

An Ode to Rain - Kaye in garden

Kaye eagerly waits for rain

Since rain is usual in July in some parts of the world, I thought it might be interesting for viewers to catch a glimpse of some rainy gardens from my online friends. We incorporated these into this episode. My superb sound editor Christina Horgan pulled double duty on this episode as editor (regular editor Megan Adeff was booked solid) and sound editor. Even though the intro to the episode was shot the next morning in hot sun (look closely for the sweat on my brow!), it rained for an hour later that afternoon and the next two afternoons. You will see in the episode how much rainwater I collected.

I was surprised that a few folks I asked for rain footage had no rain, including Washington, Alberta, Canada, South Africa, Germany and a surprise one in the episode. As you can see, Late Bloomer has given me the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, young and older, all over the world. I’m very grateful for this opportunity to inspire and reinforce the ideas of sustainability and food security. Please watch and share with friends and help me turn my Late Bloomer masterpiece into a viral video! 🙂

If you have an idea you would like covered or explored on Late Bloomer, please let me know. As Season 4 winds down, I am making plans to possibly do a series of longer form specials next year, interviewing gardeners, family farmers and green businesses. All this will take money, so your generous support is needed and greatly appreciated! Happy gardening! – Kaye


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Category: Environment, Late Bloomer Episodes, Rain, Urban Gardening

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  1. Charles Gummer says:

    Certainly a different type of gardening video. I enjoyed watching. It was rather soothing. You hah some really great shots. Enjoyed your photos. I live outside Baltimore, MD. We haven’t had many shores recently but we are above our average rainfall for the year because of Spring rains. I have a rain barrel also and buckets around. Look forward to your videos.

    • Yes, Charles, this was a special occasion and called for a different approach. I will be back to the usual in the next episode. I’m going to try and upload every other Wednesday till mid-December, which will take me to the end of the month and the end of season 4. I will then be trying to raise funds to continue a fifth season, but maybe changing the format to longer form specials. I will be interviewing a couple of biodynamic farmers in September and it’s really hard to get all that info into a 7 minute episode. Many thanks for your continuing support and if you have friends that would enjoy Late Bloomer, please share. Thanks!

  2. Lois says:

    I sure enjoyed your “Ode to Rain” video, Kaye, as it’s a sweltering 111 here in Southern California this afternoon. I may have to watch this episode a few more times during the next couple of days. 🙂

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