Friday, May 21, 2010

...the Old Man is Snoring

I'm feeling a little discombobulated today. Perhaps it's due to the wet stuff that is falling from the sky.... it's been such a very long time since we've experienced so much rain all at once that I'm not accustomed to it any more!

It has finally taken to raining here. We got about a quarter of an inch on Tuesday night. The wind was blowing a bit on Wednesday and moved the clouds away, but also blew in another storm sometime during the night. It's been raining ever since. There is now over an inch and a half in the rain gauge. Yippee!

Unfortunately, the forecast is for some cold weather to move in and turn this rain into snow tonight. I bought my bedding plants on Wednesday - tomatoes, peppers and some flowers - but they are currently resting on my dining room table. I'll plant them in pots for the deck after the cold weather moves off again.

I am glad that the garden is in because the cold weather won't have too much effect on it, and the rain will help immensely. Everything is looking very green and clean.

(Blogger is still acting up a little, so there is a totally unrelated photo at the beginning of this post.... but I'm leaving it there because it's cute!)


Leah J. Utas said...

Love the cow close-up. You were right to leave it.
I'm glad you're getting all that rain. It's about time. Sad about the turn to snow, but moisture is moisture. And it is the May long weekend.

the Bag Lady said...

True, cousin. The May long weekend is notorious for it's unpredictable weather!

Geosomin said...

The rain is crazy isn't it. I have ranted in the past about how my rhubarb never grows....this year from all our rain/snow it is already HUGE and it sending out a huge stalk flower.
Now I know...I should have watered it more :)

Reb said...

Rain is good...I don't think ours will turn to snow here, but you never know. Sadly, I have to go out in this crap (stand and wait for buses) and get all cold and wet. Love the nose.

messymimi said...

Again, I wish you enough rain, but not too much.

Day before yesterday we got 3 inches in 5 minutes downtown, and had streets flooded and people stranded at work. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

the Bag Lady said...

Geo - my rhubarb was a casualty of the garden enlargement. I'm hoping it will pop up somewhere, and if rain is what was needed, well....

Reb - I hope you don't have to wait too long for your buses! Take your brolly!

Messymimi - 3 inches in 5 minutes??! Holy crap!
The rain gauge here is reading over 2 1/2 inches now, and no sign of stopping yet. The garden is puddling. The bottom of the lawn is flooding. But wow, that must have been incredible to see that much rain in such a short time!

Redbush said...

Love the photo, Bag Lady! What big nostrils he has! I guess I'll be careful what I wish for in moisture. The rain has now turned to snow! I think we've got enough moisture for a while!

the Bag Lady said...

Moisture is good! I just hope the wet heavy snow doesn't break too many trees off!

Levi said...

At first glance I thought that was a photo of the rancher.

the Bag Lady said...

POD - *snicker*

solarity said...

[runs out to check rain gauge]
Precisely one inch of rain in the last three hours.

It's not likely to turn to snow here, but you never know. The first spring after my Alabama-born mother moved to Kentucky with her new husband, it snowed on May 24th. She used to tell me about seeing the pansies sticking their heads up through two inches of snow.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

Well, today is only the 21st, but it's snowing gangbusters here now. I'll post some pictures soon... it's nasty!

Anonymous said...

Hey,cuz (bunny lady) ...they are "rabbits" and if you are seeing so many ( eg: requiring a road crossing sign) methinks this might be one of those "explosion" years when the "cute bunny" population will have you cursing the day you ever saw one... I remember my mom and grandad standing guard with shotgun in hand..
BETTER start fencing your garden now or Tipper will be one busy night time dog who will need backup to guard the veggies.
See you in June

Abby cuz

the Bag Lady said...

Hey, cuzzie! I'm not exactly sure how many rabbits there are - I've only seen two together, but that's all it takes, right? I will fence the garden.... as soon as the snow melts!!
Looking forward to seeing you in June!