Sunday, July 22, 2012

Perked up


Between the 1.65" of rain we got last week (followed by 3 days that did not even get to 75F), everyone I know is breathing a sigh of relief and are enjoying this much-needed weather break.  Temps are due to get back into the high 80s, maybe 90s this week (it's already over 80F and humidity climbing).  But the past couple of days were -- BLISS!

It was the ultimate (and much needed) attitude adjustment that this gardener sorely needed.  I had fallen into a whining despondency I just couldn't shake (apologies all around for the recent rash of 'downer' posts) .  But now -- there was enough energy to catch up on some housecleaning (windows open! a/c off!), to finish some pressing family business I'd been putting off as being too stressful, and I mentally slapped myself out of a month-long funk.  As for the deer eating everything in sight - there's just nothing I can do about it so  I've stopped worrying that I won't be able to make lots of pickles as previously promised for everyone.

I've got 400 gallons of cached rainwater and there is a promise of some squalls early this week.  I'll just water what I can, try not to dwell on the drought, dead grass and not-dead deer, and hope to hold this more positive outlook.

After all, there's always next year....right?  :-D

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8 comments:

  1. You should be quite glad I don't know where you live because your rainwater would be "disappearing".
    :)
    Not that I would know anything about that....
    :D

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks for stopping by the blog. As you could see in my previous post I was practically dancing up and down as we got that squall. Talk about excited!

      I've read about your water woes, deer, drought, heat. It is SO discouraging, no? We just keep soldiering on, though. Persistent? Or just plain stubborn. It's what we do. Poor us... ;-)

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  2. We're still waiting for a break. Got 1/4" last week that disappeared almost immediately and none since. It's 100º right now and no end of this in sight. Come here and teach me your rain dance. ;~> Hugs

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    1. I only did the dancing AFTER it rained. LOL

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  3. Kris, Your gardens are beautiful! Even though there are quite a few challenges in the gardens this year, you have something to be proud of.

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    1. Thanks, Beth. :-D I DO get immense satisfaction from my ongoing efforts to turn a property that was only lawn when I moved in 10 years ago into something alive and vibrant. It IS coming along ... but with a shoestring budget ... it's slow going. Thanks for the encouragement!

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  4. Dry as a dinosaur bone here. Your garden looks great!!! :( I mentioned your blog in my current post. Be sure to check out my Garden Love column.

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    1. Well aren't you just the kind one. *blush* Honestly, I didn't do anything more than a fellow crazo, uh, avid gardener would have done for a bud.

      As for rain - it keeps going north, or south of us, or jumps us altogether and reforms to the east. *sigh* My rain dance isn't making the grade this year. Hope you get some wet stuff really soon. :-D

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