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Rain is a rare thing in the desert. It's been raining for 4 days now, and that must be some kind of record. I am ready to be done, as it is not likely I will go for a walk until it stops.

I've never given much (or any) thought to rain gutters. When we were in Vancouver, WA, we noticed a neighborhood where the rain gutters were quite special. Check THESE out!






I looked up "rain gutters" on the net and found that people have found other creative uses for them! Book storage, gardens, hiding electronic cords, and ...




The Boy Scouts had a regatta!


We have NO rain gutters at all! I'm sure there is an umbrella somewhere in the hall closet I need to find.


Comments (5)

Barb Cabot:

what a fascinating post and some very clever and creative designs and alternative uses for gutters. Loved your photos. I'm really ready for the sun.

Great post! I've never seen rain gutters like those-they're really special! And I had no idea there were other uses for rain gutters.

Cool! I bet that huge drainiage feature near your house is FULL of water these days. Stay dry.


Fantastic rain gutters -- very creative!

I love those decorative rain gutters - and the planter boxes too!

Thanks for sharing!

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