Monday, July 2, 2012

Doing the Rain Dance !

Woo Hoo!
My husband called me at work- it was RAINING!!!!!
Big rain too.  It raised my fountain level by at least an inch and it filled up the previously empty top level (see photo below)  I also ran into a storm on the way home- lightening, wind and hail.  No hail at our place but it sure made driving difficult, you couldn't see the lines in the road.

The temperature dropped about  20 degrees.  It was 90+ when I left work and 69 by the time I got home an hour later.  We are so grateful for the rain. I would have done a little happy dance had I been home.

Above is the little birdbath THIS YEAR. Even with constant watering.

This is what it looked like LAST YEAR.

The only thing that is flourishing are these unknown plants that are growing in my hosta bed.  They are green so I've let them be.  Sad, isn't it.  I have no idea what either of them are.

The garden wall, so dry and lacking color except for the wildflowers.
This is the fountain.  The pump quit working so there was no water in the upper level, until today.  Now it's full!

The spaghetti squash is doing well though, see the two hiding beneath the leaves?   I've been scraping off squash bug eggs every day.  

This is a butternut squash baby.

The dry, shriveling woods-- tinder dry.

A few cukes have come in- great in salads or just with some Ranch dressing.

Somebody is desperate.  They ate the leaves plus half of a very hot pepper.  They can have it!  It's so hot I won't even try to dehydrate them.  I remember burning my hands last season.

Deer and beetles are munching on the beans.  We found some more stuff to sprinkle around which must smell bad to animals and the deer haven't been back for a couple of days.  Now that it has rained we may need to apply it again.  I can't smell it at all.

Tomatillos are liking the weather.

I left the prickly horse nettle on the edge of the garden bed.  The bee is enjoying it and I'm hoping the bean munchers take a good bite and get scared off!

Most of the plants are laying over due to the wind but they will pop back up in no time.  Let's hope we get another round or two of showers.  We need several inches to get us back to where we should be.


Kristi said...

Hurray for the rain! May you receive all that you need.

Michelle said...

I am so glad you finally got rain. I will be praying for round 2 of the rain.

Candy C. said...

YAY for rain!! We are hoping for some this afternoon! :)

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

Must be Nice. We didn't get a drop.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Oh thank you. I wish I could take some of the rain that those poor states had that got slammed to hard, or directed it to Colorado.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Thank you, I'm really worried about July 4! One wrong firework and we could have a wildfire.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I send it your way if I can ! Some of the wells here are starting to suck up sand. Fortunately ours is very deep but many are not.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

It was wonderful, what a relief! I thought you all would get some for sure. Hard to tell who will get it and who won't. They didn't get anything at my office and here I was struggling to drive through it only about 10 miles away.


That rain was so welcomed I know because it was here too. We never wanted rain and a cooling down so much. We lost two hens and our grass is crackling beneath our feet. Whew you have some mighty pretty pictures there as always.