Wednesday, March 30, 2011

be careful what you wish for

Three weeks of drought end with three days of rain.  We had two and a half inches on Monday, a lot of clouds and sprinkles Tuesday, and today we have ominous skies, gusty winds, swirling clouds, thunder, lightning, and more heavy rain.  The forecast tomorrow is for up to 70 mph gusts, thunder storms, and we have a tornado watch.  I guess I shouldn't have done that rain dance.

Most Native Floridians I know complain about this kind of extended rainy weather.  I adore it.  I can do without tornadoes and hail, though, thankyouverymuch.  This is good for the garden.  It was thirsty.

I have tomorrow and Friday off.  Tomorrow's forecast bodes well for a day of watching the extended version of Lord of the Rings and knitting like a maniac trying to finish the gift for my dear mother-in-law.  Dora Lee turns 80 on April 2nd.

Happy birthday, Mom.  Dora is an amazing woman who runs a drinking establishment in northwestern Florida.  She takes care of 2 dozen or more orphaned and abandoned cats.  My wish for Mom is for health and happiness for a very long time to come.  This is a very carefully thought out wish.

The little parachute vine is coming back from nearly freezing to death.
From Garden
The dogwood cutting that Carl and Gladys gave us is loaded with flowers.
From Garden
A white bird of paradise we bought as a baby plant 10 years ago has a big (!) flower bud on it.  I will post a picture when it opens.
From Garden

There are so many orchids blooming right now, I'm going to save those for another post.  If there was any suspense involved, we could call this a cliffhanger.


Mara said...

My garden is juts coming bake to life as well. I love watching the young leaves appear :-)

Leigh said...

I know what you mean, Mara! If it doesn't stop raining, though, we're going to need a boat. 6 inches so far since this morning. It's dark as night at 3:30 in the afternoon. Back to knitting.