It was shortly after 1 am and, as I was lying awake in bed, something I was seeing finally soaked through my heat-numbed brain. Lights. Flashing lights, out my north facing window. The sky was lighting up, over and over, hardly a break in between! Constant flashes of lightning. My West facing window was open, … Continue reading After a wild and crazy night!
The predicted thunderstorms did pass over us last night. Not the severest part of the system, but enough that we had quite the light show. More are expected today, though I think we will, once again, just get hit by the edges of the system. I had intended to actually *gasp* go to bed before … Continue reading An interesting night!
I missed my daily post yesterday. The day was pretty much a total write off! This is largely why... This screencap was taken shortly before 1pm. We were at 30C/86F with a humidex of 37C/98F, but we easily reached the expected high of 33C/91F and humidex of 39C/102F by the end of the afternoon. The … Continue reading Heat wave continues
Oy, what a day it's been! Our high of the day was reached at about 4:30 pm! 32C/89F, with the humidex putting us at 36C/97F. We're not going to be cooling down much, even overnight, either. At least there's a wind, and on the weather radar, it looks like we'll at least get some rain … Continue reading Growing things, wins and losses
My daughters and I headed out towards the barn last night, and noticed the dogwood growing at the shed with the roof my brother and I patched is now blooming very enthusiastically! It is such a strong, healthy bush! I'm hoping I can get away with leaving it alone, even though it's growing right up … Continue reading Growing things – and not growing things
Today started off very well, so I'll start with that, too! I'm happy to say that the new bed has made a huge difference. There must be something about no longer being so close to the floor, because I slept like a rock - for almost 11 hours! Which meant I got a late start … Continue reading Oh, what a day. Already
I'm glad we got as much of the mowing as we did, yesterday. It has been raining on and off since last night, and today they are predicting thunderstorms, with possible hail and tornadoes (?!?!) this evening and overnight. We may get high winds, but tornadoes are not an issue where we live. Water spouts … Continue reading Today’s roundup: they want out!
Oy, what a day. We're already at 27C/80F (feels like 29C/84F), and we haven't even reached the hottest part of the day, yet! Hard to believe we had frost, just a few nights ago. Speaking of which, it looks like the frost damage to the squash was worse than it originally looked like. I think … Continue reading Another productive day
Today has been a lovely, cool day! Perfect to get those sunflowers done. I had assistants. When I started filling the holes with the soil mixture, the Potato Beetle decided to sit his butt over one of the next holes! My first thought was that he was taking a dump and I went to push … Continue reading Gardening progress: sunflowers are in!
The winds finally died down today, and we were able to prep for the giant sunflowers we will be planting. To recap, these are being planted for several reasons. One is to have seeds for the birds over the winter (and for ourselves, if we want). Another is to create a wind break and privacy … Continue reading Garden progress: setting up for sunflowers