The rain has been falling steadily since Friday. All this precipitation has been wonderful for the RainyDayGarden. A quick look at the rain gauge told us that we got quite a few inches of rain in the past several days. However, we hope we start drying out soon.
We don't usually pay much attention to the rain gauge and wouldn't have given it another thought if we hadn't gotten an email the other day by a reader asking us about it. So we thought we would give it a quick mention today. The rain gauge is from Eva Solo and is made of three parts: the glass gauge, a heavy plastic holder, and a multi-sectioned aluminum pole.
The markings are molded directly on the glass container in both millimeters and inches. The gauge does need to be cleaned often as its shape tend to accumulate whatever is floating around in the air and funnel it to the bottom. Emptying and cleaning the container is a simple matter of lift and pour. The pole has an angled tip at the end for easy insertion into the ground. The entire assembly is very sturdy.
We have had this gauge out in the garden for three years. It has survived all kinds of the New England weather without any problems. There are certainly less expensive rain gauges on the market, but none of them are as elegant. For readers looking for something beautiful and functional for their garden, the Eva Solo rain gauge would be an excellent choice...even after the sun has come back out. [Permalink] - Eva Solo Rain Gauge