Friday, June 1, 2012
Wonderful wonderful rain!
After 24 dry, hot, windy days, the weatherman finally delivered the goods. Since this morning we've received half an inch of rain.
Last year we got 8.7 inches of rain in May. This year only 2.65 (and that was within the first 8 days of the month). Since then all that lush growth from the early warmth, suffered much. *I* suffered much. When I know we need rain and the days go by, I feel a little spring inside me tighten. When rain does come to the general area but it refuses to fall hereabouts, the spring tightens more. I find myself tense and irritated, seeming to channel the plants. And good grief I have a lot of plants.
I even put off putting out the vegetables this year until May 31st - in spite of the 'lovely' weather. After all, it's MUCH easier to keep so many plants watered while the are all sitting on the deck.
But I took a chance yesterday on the rain reaching us today, so I pulled an 11-hour day getting the vegs out, mowing/bagging & mulching, staking tomatoes, etc. (And jeez do I feel it today! *woof*) I'll update the veg page soon.
Right now, I sit in the sunroom and listen to the soothing / healing drum of rain on the roof.
Wonderful, wonderful rain. Ahhhhh. I can finally exhale.