Sunday, July 22, 2012
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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