Thursday, April 9, 2009
Rain, rain..........Please Stay!
From this morning's Idaho Statesman:
Month to date: 0.31"
Normal month to date: 0.39"
Year to date: 2.64"
Normal year to date: 4.33"
What a difference a week can make in my attitude.
Last weekend (my weekend, not Sat and Sun),
I was whining and whining about the nasty, chilly, rainy weather.
Today, not so much. Our area is at about half our normal precipitation for this time of year. Time to catch up! So, no whining from me!
OK. That's decided. Now what?
Well, first off, let's start the day off with a nice cuppa joe. Or, a latte made on the cheap (but useful and much appreciated) espresso machine I earned by filling out polls online with Harris Polls Online.
Ahhhhhh. That's better. (I always use decaf, of course.)
And now, how about a little walk around the wonderfully sodden garden? Never mind that I have a ton of chores to do in the garden. Did I mention how wet it is out there???
No, no, no. We're happy about the rain, remember?
The daffodils are drinking up all that water.
Although they are struggling to stay upright in order to accomplishment that drink.
The Professor de Monsseri tulips are beginning to show their color.
The lupins are soaking it up.
The always reliable Allium giganteum are coming on strong.
And perhaps our Fritillaria imperialis will bloom this year. I moved them two years ago. I hope they've adjusted by now. We'll see. At least they're growing.
The forecast is party cloudy for today and more rain for tomorrow. Whoo Hoo!