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Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Rainy Memorial Day

Another day of rain ahead of us, but there are supposed to be a couple of hours of clear sky so I thought I'd make the most of them and try to dig in this mud. But first, a few pictures of the crinum which have enjoyed all the rain like a kid sinking both bare feet into the mud and squishing the mud between their toes.  So much so that they are blooming earlier than last year. The leaves show the scars of a couple of hail beatings, but the blooms look nice.  We should all be so resilient.





On the other hand, the vegetable garden is drowning. Until today, the corn was standing upright, but the wind, combined with saturated soil, laid them on the ground. We haven't been able to get into the garden in over a month.



We bought a new rain gauge and put it next to the deck so we can actually get to it after a rain.  It rained and drizzled Saturday morning but then cleared enough for Hubby to put it up around 2pm.  He checked it Sunday around the same time and we had gotten 3.6 inches of rain.

It rained most of the afternoon today, and now is down to a sprinkle so I slipped a plastic bag over the camera and went out to take another photo. This is the same view about 12 hours later than the above photo and after another inch of rain (actually a little over an inch). If it ever dries out, we are going to add some soil to the garden so we won't have to deal with this again.


Linked to Flower Friday at fantasy art and tree chatter of aquariann.

11 comments:

  1. Same here - rain, rain, and more rain for the past week which is highly unusually for this section of Wyoming which is somewhat arid.

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    1. Spring is our time for rain, but not this month. I think it has rained 3 or 4 days out of every week for the last 6 weeks.

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    2. That's a lot of rain!! We haven't gotten our usual this year so are looking at a drought this summer!! Your flowers are gorgeous!!! At least something/someone is enjoying all the wet!

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    3. That's true, those flowers and the water plants are loving this. We got another 3 and 6/8 inches last night. Hopefully, today will be dry all day so we can dry out a little.

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    4. Correction: We got another 2 and 6/8 inches that night.

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  2. We got an additional 3 inches last night. This is certainly a mixed bag of blessings for Texas. We are part of the fortunate that hasn't had flooding. Your daylilies are beautiful.

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  3. I am anxious to see how home has fared. Hopefully we can traverse the Austin area to get there, and once there home. Flooding AGAIN. My crinums had put up four bloom stalks last week before we left,.

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    1. Oh no, I hope you can get home too. Be careful.

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  4. I'm actually hoping for a little rain where I am to get rid of some of the mugginess and humidity out there!

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    1. I'm actually dreading the time when the sun comes out and starts turning all this water into steam. As long as it is overcast and the temperatures are below 80, it's not too bad. But we do need the sun to dry out so I'll just have to bear with it.

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  5. The crinum look beautiful. I like rain, but not quite so much of it. My Guy was finally able to mow the jungle that was the yard after 2 weeks of almost non-stop rain.

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