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RAIN ALL THE PRECIPITATION THIS SUMMER HAS REPLENISHED THE AQUIFERS AND RESULTED IN VERY HAPPY CREATURES Story and Photos By Fran Palmeri Contributing Writer It is like the movie, Groundhog Day. Each pened since 1957. Off and on, the Manatee and morning we are awakened by the rumble of Myakka Rivers have been at flood stage. 
 thunder. The rain comes down in torrents. Dragonflies turn up everywhere there is wa"Again?" we ask. 
 ter. And it seems there is water everywhere. All summer, rains have soaked Florida. The Plants lap it up. Parks are transformed into National Weather Service reported that in the sumptuous gardens of wildflowers — golden Tampa area, June, July and August each re- aster, pale blue mistflower, morning glories ceived 10 inches of rain, which has not hap- — and dozens more. The brilliant red pine lily

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