4 inches of rain in less than 48 hours after nearly two weeks without a drop. Can we do anything in moderation, Mother Nature? I stepped out the side door and stopped dead in my tracks:
I remember those dark things on the ground...I think they're called shadows, which must mean...yes, that bright thing in the sky is the sun! All kidding aside, it was nice to see the sun again. The two previous weeks of sunny warm weather definitely made 2 days of cold cloudy weather and 2 more days of cold rainy weather difficult to deal with.
It was good to see that the newly planted bleeding hearts made it through the deluge unharmed:
If you click on the above photo to enlarge and look along the foundation about two-thirds of the way up, you may see the flash of yellow that caught my eye. What the heck is this? UPDATE: It's a Siberian Wallflower:
My first sunflower seedling is poking up through the soil (though this is one of the 2 that didn't have a little sprout coming out of the seed -- what does that mean for the rest?):
I think this little guy is the first of the carrots, but it could be a weed:
I love this photo of the dill seedlings emerging. I tried to focus on the one standing straight up at 6 o'clock or the one standing straight up at 12 o'clock. I didn't see the one just emerging (and in focus) at 3 o'clock until I was reviewing photos on my computer:
Mr. Cucumber and Mr. Basil have been joined by 3 zucchini seedlings and 2 more cucumber buddies:
Lest the left side of the seed tray feel left out, we have a sighting. It's a chive -- maybe, depending on what seed my mother really sent me:
This rhododendron isn't going to flower this spring, but Layanee tells me that's not unusual in the first year after transplant. It is growing though, so I'm not worried about its health. Note how much weeding we still have to do here, which is a bitch with the steep hill:
I still want to see if these weeds (tentatively identified as marsh marigolds) will die off some when the trees fill in since they're all but impossible to pull out of the ground with the rhizomes and all. Oh who am I kidding, I just don't want to do it!
Do you have a garden chore that you hate and continuously put off?