Saturday, June 05, 2010

Morning Light Show

There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down. ~Don Delillo

Wow... huge storm blew through first thing this morning. LOUD thunder (woke up everyone in the house), hard rain... my internet was spotty, lights flickering.

But it's over now, at least for a bit. Radar shows another storm about an hour behind.

I spent yesterday moving plants. I swear, some day I'll be happy with how my flower gardens look. Maybe. I worked on my front garden, the one that cooks everything. I planted the daisy, moved chives from one side to the other, moved echinacea from the one side where it's big and thriving, to the other where it's still rather limping along. I moved gallardia from where it shouldn't be growing in my phlox, to the garden in the middle of my lawn...

I also finished putting down my newspaper and straw in the veggie garden. I actually need another bale of straw, but it's about 2/3 covered, so that's something. Every little bit helps -- weeding is a pain. I also discovered about ten "volunteer" tomatoes coming up, so I moved them in with the other billion tomato plants I have. With any luck, I'll actually have a decent crop of tomatoes this year. Last year was cool and wet, and they didn't do well. So far, we've been hot and dry and the garden is thriving.

So... this crazy rain today is actually quite welcome. I'm glad all the plants I moved are getting watered in and that it's not too sunny and hot. Looks like we're actually going to have a cool, overcast weekend.


I had a dream last night that my neighbors at the end of the street had a farm behind their house: 10 horses (5 mares, 5 foals), 4 llamas, a pile of Nubian goats, tons of chickens... so funny. They are probably the folks least likely to ever have livestock. I often wonder what dreams mean. Though I remember turning to my DH in my dream and saying, "Look! THEY have chickens ... why can't we?"



You Are Sensible

You don't think there's a lot to being successful in life. You like to play by the rules.

You are down to earth and practical. You have both feet firmly planted on the ground.

People depend on you, and you like to be depended on. Having responsibilities gives you meaning in your life.

The traditional things make you happy - friends, family, and work. You have a good life.

Uh... yep. That's me.



MomJane said...

You Are Enthusiastic
You have a zest for life, and you're always finding something new to be excited about.
You have an amazing imagination, and unlike most people you tend to put your ideas into action.

You're always looking to improve yourself. You never stop learning or growing.
You are true to yourself and never a phony. You are always completely honest with people

Dru said...

I think your dream is telling you that you want a farm, especially chickens.

Why do you put newspaper and straw in your garden?

re quiz: I'm sensible too and it's true.

Have a great Saturday.

Tori Lennox said...

LOL re your dream!!! Been reading Chickens in the Road a lot, have we? *g*

Ceri Hebert said...

How come I keep missing these storms???? It rained on our way to Durham, but didn't see any lightning, didn't hear any thunder. I love thunder storms and I haven't been able to enjoy any this year. *pout*.

Our garden looks pretty decent, but we only have 9 tomato plants (including our topsy turvy which is looking good-though my mother thinks it's cruel and unusual treatment to hang it upside down).

Brandy said...

Your dream sounds interesting. Though I have idea how to interpret it. *G*
I'm Sensible as well. I'll take it.

Glad your weather is cooling off for you a bit.

Hope your day went well.

Maria Zannini said...

I think you need to start pasting pictures of chickens all over the house. Put some on the ceiling, in picture frames, on the refrigerator.

We'll wear your hubby down until he submits to the chicken project. LOL.

Great dream!