Thursday, August 27, 2009

More of the wet stuff!


Wow. Rain, twice in three days.

It's a beautiful thing. Literally.

Not much today, just .12, but every drop helps when it's this dry.

And it's amazing how everything really is relative. The littlest bit of rain can make me so happy. I know the plants are so glad to get even a little wet, with the "real" thing instead of chemically-treated city water.


We opened the blinds and watched it while my daughter and I were eating dinner and talked about how happy the deer and the birds and the plants would be.

And here's the official proof. I'm such a weather geek. I love measuring it.

And yes, I left these somewhere where they got rained on. Who knew it would rain? So, this is kinda like the "don't tell anyone I let my vegetables get too big thing." (So, don't tell anyone I did this...again.)

11 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

It's been safe to leave tools out for ever so long, so I can see how that happened. Congrats on the rain. We got a little more today too: 1/5th of an inch.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are excused for leaving your felcos out in the rain. Maybe that is why it rained there? tee hee...

Janet said...

I would love to have that kind of weather station! I find it odd when gardeners don't even have a rain gauge.....guess I just need to know.
Looks like your Felcos need some steel wool and oil.

Lancashire rose said...

Why are we missing out? I did go outside and bring in my tools and put down the umbrellas. What a waste of time that was. Fun weather station.

Linda/patchwork said...

We finally got some rain, too. Only .04, in two short showers. But, we are all grateful.

Janet said...

Hi Diana, I am sending along a Meme to you. Hope you will participate. http://thequeenofseaford.blogspot.com/2009/08/what-can-i-tell-you.html

Linda/Central Texas Gardener said...

It's great knowing a fellow weather geek. Your wireless station looks like ours! Yea, I've done the tool thing, too. In my personal little tool box, I keep Scotch brite pads and oil. But I like Lisa's idea: maybe I'll set my Felcos out & it'll rain here!

rambleonrose said...

That's a cool little weather station! Do you have a gauge outside that communicates with the display? I'm so glad you're getting the rain, even if you did have to sacrifice some pruners to the rain gods!

Diana said...

Pam -- And it seemed cooler today - I even walked to dogs this evening at 6:30 at 88 degrees - heaven!

Lisa -- if that works, I will sure do it again.

Janet -- Felco clean-up tomorrow. I sit and look at it these days when it's raining!

Lancashire Rose -- I am hoping that we are about to turn the corner with a little rain last week and a few degrees cooler.

Linda/Patchwork - Every little bit helps, doesn't it? It's amazing how appreciative we are with every little drop.

Linda/CTG - Put those felcos outside! Put some loppers, out, too, while you're at it! Can't hurt, can it?!

RambleonRose - YEs, We have a fancy weather station with 3 monitor thingies and then the rain gauge is digital and send the signal inside so I don't have to get wet to read it!

AnneTanne said...

'They' have promised us rain for tomorrow...
I hope so... I know, Belgium is that tiny wet 'kikkerlandje' (frog's kingdom), and we are so glad that we had a warm and sunny summer, but now the garden is really screaming for water! (And tomorrow is 'back to school'day, so the children won't complain when there's a bit of rain!)

Diana said...

AnneTanne - so sorry to hear you are dry like us. This is such odd weather everywhere. Did I tell you I loved in Belgium for 3 years and used to speak Flemish and French? So I figured out what kikkerlandje meant on my own! Some things I can read still.