rain

It’s been one the hottest and rainiest Junes I can ever remember, and so far, July is following the same pattern as June.  Between daily high temps, high humidity, and rain, I feel like I live in Florida.  Some days the humidity is as high as the temperature and being outside is unbearable unless you’re in a pool.

But . . . the flowers, vegetables, trees, and weeds seem to love it and everything is growing like crazy.  I was out at 6:30 this morning trying to get in a couple hours of weeding before the heat became unbearable.  Everything was beautiful and covered with droplets of rain from last evening’s storms.

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The netting on the tomato bed was a thing of beauty.

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The kale has been enjoyed by bugs.  I always intend to eat it, but I like looking at it better, so I leave it for them to feast on.

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The cilantro, which has gone to flower, bows her head from the weight of the rain.

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Alchemilla, which always collects water droplets, is looking especially bejeweled and exquisite this morning.

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By 8:30, I too was dripping, and as wet and drenched as the plants.  It was so steamy, my glasses fogged up and I couldn’t even see.  That’s when I decided to call it quits for the day and retreat indoors to a shower and air conditioning.

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6 thoughts on “rain

    1. Thank you Ali! You have to look for the bright side when it rains practically an inch a day and everything is sopping wet. The good part is, I never have to water and that saves money. It could be worse . . . this hot and no rain at all, but not today, not now . . . it’s thundering and threatening . . . again.

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  1. Rain -I remember that. Lovely images. Before I had my cataract operations I used to get steamed up glasses if we went walking and it rained, one reason I opted for perfect long distance vision when I had the operation – no more fogged up glasses.

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