Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ahhh -- so nice!

We had an intense round of  thunderstorms overnight!  The thunder woke me up around 3, and I mostly tossed and turned after that, listening to the blissful sounds of rain.  I nearly got up to go sit on my porch, but ultimately was too lazy -- snuggled down in the bed.  Doggy never even lifted her head -- she is unphased by storms.

My rain barrels are replenished -- well, except for the one on my back steps that I have out of place while in the process of applying wood preservative.  It almost killed me to not let that one fill up... but considering it weighs over 400 pounds full, I made myself leave it alone.  I noted this morning that where I have already applied preservative the water beaded up on the wood.  Sweet.

My tomatoes were tipped over from the winds, but don't appear to have sustained any real damage.  I uprighted them and they seem fine.  I did, however, notice that another tomato has been munched on by something -- and this time a green one!  I think I'm going to put the bird netting over them that I bought for my raspberries (and put on, then removed, because I hadn't given it a proper structure.)  And I also have a gizmo that you hook up to the hose and it's motion sensitive -- when it senses motion it sprays water!  I'd been needing a good reason to take it out of the box -- and this is it.  It's been suggested to me that it isn't squirrels eating them... and frankly I'm not sure I want to know what else it might be...

I am so pleased with the good soaking all my plants got -- the morning seemed all fresh and new.  We had such a pleasant dog walk this morning -- and everyone I passed was in almost a holiday mood with the change in weather.  I'll enjoy it while I can.

And a shout-out to my parents, who celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Sunday, and to my sister in Minnesota, who just had her birthday -- I promise, my gift should have arrived by now!! 

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