Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's raining.

It started just a few minutes ago. I had gone outside to get the last pictures of fall color in the backyard. We've got three days of rain, sometimes heavy, in the forecast. At one time they were calling for 3-4 inches just today. There won't be a single leaf left if that forecast holds true. My plans to shovel horse poo have been dashed. It's 57 degrees and obviously cloudy.

What ever will I do today? I haven't decided.

11:07am - I'm on my fourth cup of coffee. I took some pictures outside.

From the back, back yard. The meadow garden is in the foreground.

A dogwood, a maple, and the China fir near the neighbor's corner.

One of my 10 cent asters is blooming again.

Mr. Lincoln is not having a good day. He's almost done.

The "Orange Rose" is blooming again. Pink buds are at the top of the bush, but have not opened yet. This one needs some serious attention to pruning in the spring.

I'm still in my pajamas.


Anonymous said...

Tom - Maybe it's a good day to stay inside with a cup of hot chocolate and dream and plan. I would gladly trade weather with you - we're headed for 90 sunny degrees and it has been a long time since we've had measurable rain. Yesterday I planted a little Midnight Valencia orange tree, today a little lemon tree is going in the ground. Enjoy the rain for me! Take care and have a good day!
- Daisy in AZ

Darla said...

You ain't just a kidding about the rain! Guess you could clean....me, well it's obvious, I'm blogging...

Nell Jean said...

Not only is it raining, the wind is blowing. I kept waking last night to hear gusts of wind and rain. DH cleaned the house gutters yesterday, we secured every loose thing and we are waiting for this to pass. Even the pets are snug in their huts.

Unknown said...

Rather dreary in Atlanta, as well. Fortunately they keep revising the rain forecast, so we're not going to end up with the 5 to 8 inches they were ranting about yesterday!

It's been the perfect morning to stay inside and start some dreaming/planning about spring, while Sadie the Dog and Frank both nap on the sofa!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure after 4 cups you will be stir crazy being inside. You sure do get great deals on garden stuff, I guess I could learn a thing or two from your frugality:-), hold on it will clear up soon.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

We've been having tons of rain here too. It's hard to look out at all the work that needs to be done when it's to wet to work.

L. D. said...

Hang in there Mr. Lincoln just a little bit longer... Your house sits nice on your property. It is a great looking area. You definitely are going to have fall. I didn't know if you would have or not.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Tom,
I like the way your posts frequently read like diary pages.

It looks like you captured some lovely fall colors there.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Thanks Ya'll. The wind picked up overnight and the rain has been very hard at times.

Sue, I started this blog to be my diary. I never thought I would have 50 people following me. It's nice to know (and see) what others are doing too.