Rainfall Trekking, April 27, 2015

Grab the mud boots…

We’re walking the garden today…

 

A silken bag of wonder.  I'm on a mission to discover who moved to this eggplant.

A silken bag of wonder. I’m on a mission to discover who moved to this eggplant.

 

Caution!  Slick roads ahead, and one major dip.

Caution! Slick roads ahead, and one major dip.

 

Beans are racing up the trellis.  If I stand here long enough, there may be visible action. ;)

Beans are racing up the trellis. If I stand here long enough, we may see action!  ;)

 

The cucumbers are keeping the lone pepper plant company.

The cucumbers are keeping the lone pepper plant company.

 

The basil plant looks wimpy and sad...but no problem.  Moth or butterfly?  Not sure.  Maybe that critter that is now housed within his silk cocoon.  :)

The basil plant looks wimpy and sad…but no problem. Moth or butterfly? Not sure. Maybe that critter that is now housed within his silk cocoon?

 

The butterfly garden is rapidly awakening.  Another month, and things should be quite active.

The butterfly garden is rapidly awakening. Another month, and things will be quite active.

 

Nebraska Red Penstemon, in full bloom, and at least a foot taller than 2014!

Nebraska, “Husker Red” Penstemon, in full bloom, and at least a foot taller than 2014!

 

Thankfully, I was able to spread the straw before all the rainfall.  (Lake levels have risen by 54 inches within the past two weeks!)

Thankfully, I was able to spread the straw before all the rainfall. (Lake levels have risen by 54 inches within the past two weeks!)

 

Stay tuned.  Hopefully I can document the transition, unless a bird or other critter finds her first.

Stay tuned. Hopefully I can document the transition, unless a bird or other critter finds her first.

 

I spoke with my oldest daughter in California today.  Usually I’ll see her comment on my posts.  I asked her if she had seen my snakes and she quickly responded, “Mom, you know I don’t like snakes!”  Guess what?  I will not be shocking the poor girl with the sight of snakes again any time soon.  Or, if I find the need to photograph Mortimer and Marsha’s offspring, I’ll have to call and warn her not to look.  While we are on the subject, I haven’t seen the sights of those two lately.  Hopefully they haven’t moved.  They are probably hunkered down, or up, depending on what they do when the rainfall is heavy and the rain gauge gurgles the words, “Thank You!”

We get a little giddy around here when the wet stuff comes falling, and falling, but those high winds need to just stay clear of me and my snakes!

Seriously.

;)

 

 

 

 

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~ by coffeegrounded on April 27, 2015.

6 Responses to “Rainfall Trekking, April 27, 2015”

  1. Hmm, I was hoping for the chrysalis of that lovely critter you showed us recently (got out my butterfly books but couldn’t find it). I would expect that one to be more colorful but you never know. Keep an eye on it and try not to let the birds get it.

    • I just sent a note off to the Texas Agriculture Dept., I have been researching insect images and am desperate to find out if this item is harmful to the beneficial insect population. I’ll update you should I be lucky enough to get a reply.

  2. You make so much of your garden, and your comments are hilarious. We could use some of your rain here in CA – please send a barrel or two.

    • Oh Sharon, I know how desperate California is. The need for rain throughout the state is unreal. I pray things change, and soon! My greatest concern is for all. Torrential rains would be devastating, too little, and it is almost too late…drinking water and water for crops, the need has never been so great.

      Hope this finds you well. We will be in Sacramento in June. My son (in-law) graduates from the California Highway Patrol Academy. To say that I am proud, would be an understatement.

      Good night, Sweets.

      Oh, and thank you. I’m glad you enjoy my nonsense. ;)

    • Thank you thinking of Cal, Margie. We are planting a small butterfly and hummingbird garden but the rest of our yard we are turning to California natives and succulents. Done right, it can be quite pretty. But we need water, we need rain, we need people to stop wasting so much.
      Congratulations to your son-in-law. Quite an achievement. Seems to be a man who wants to give, as are these kinds of careers. Have a wonderful visit!
      As for nonsense – I find your blog uplifting. It’s so refreshing to read the blog of someone who knows we must share the world. Well done, my friend, well done.

    • Xeriscaping is becoming quite the style; it makes so much sense! Plant native and one does not alter the Eco-system. Pesticide and herbicide use goes down and so does the need to water a green space. There is one major drawback for the homeowner if the house is built on clay soil. Foundations crack when droughts are lengthy. Hopefully, pier-and-beam will be considered necessary going into the future. Sometimes it’s an option, but not always. It does add to the cost, but it can also be the homeowners saving grace.
      Enjoy your day. Again, thank you for your kindness. :)

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