Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rain on the 4th.

Spent the day on Lake Tillery. I'm fast approaching Lobster Red. It's been hot the past few days like it is in July. In the garden center, the thermometers near the registers topped 100 degrees. The official number was 98 on Sunday. We all got a break yesterday. The garden enjoyed nearly 3/4" of rain that started around 6pm. It was windy at first and then the rain fell in sheets. There's a 30% chance of rain everyday for the rest of the summer it seems.

The stargazers are scorched in the heat. The paper-like blooms of the hibiscus are still wet this morning. The grasses are starting to spike.

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It's 70 degrees with light high clouds. More rain possible this evening. I need to pick some beans this morning. I might not get a chance when I get back from the lake.

3 comments:

FlowerLady said...

Glad you had a nice time on the lake. Your gardens look great! We have been having some wonderful rain also. It sure makes a difference in how things grow.

FlowerLady

NellJean said...

Summertime and the livin' is easy. Wring out a towel in ice water and lay it across your tender red back and shoulders. It will soothe.

We are hopeful that a scattered shower will fall on us. The clouds tend to clabber up, then part before they reach us. Every drop is appreciate.

PJ @ Home and Garden Decor said...

Hi Tom,
glad to hear you had a nice 4th of July and you were able to spend the day at the lake.
just be careful so your won't look like a red lobster. ;)

We too had at least one day of very much needed rain last week and wow, the grass was just shooting and changed it's color from yellowish to a fresh green.
Everything started growing again, even my Silverado Sage is blooming now as it never has bloomed in all the years I had it before.
Best Wishes
Paula Jo