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2006-11-02, 10:32

Originally Posted by joveblue View Post
You live in a desert? Why?
Well, joveblue, virtually one-third of the US can be categorized as 'moisture-challenged'.

The entire western US is mostly pretty darned dry, which explains the horrific wildfires many states suffer from every summer.

I remember once driving across eastern Oregon in June, and it was so hot that the trains had to stop service because the rails were melting.

Well, as it happens, I have five trees in my yard, including one magnificent ash tree, and an equally spectacular orange tree that produces the most succulently sweet oranges every spring.

But the difference is that *I* have to supply them with water, whereas asen's tree grows out there on its own, fending for itself, drinking of the bounteous moisture provided by English skies.