Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bringing the "Outside In"

And loving it!  :-)
(There's a "threat" of rain outdoors!  I hope we receive a good 1") 
Have a great night.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

So Thankful for 1/2" of Rain!!

I cannot water everything, all the time!  However, about once-a-week I make the rounds, over a two-day period, of watering everything I can for 45-minutes to 1 hour.

Nothing.  I repeat, Nothing.  Nothing compares to rain water.  The very composition of rainfall is so much different from that of tap water.  And nothing does a plant as much good as rainfall.

Even in drought conditions... and even if it totals only 1/2." 

We are truly grateful.

Real clouds - what's left after the rain.  :-)

Sad viburnum... evidence of extremely dry conditions.  And, no.  I cannot water everything!
 It did love today's rainfall.  A drop on a leaf.  It may be too late for these berries, but hopefully not for the bush!

 This is one Happy Heuchera! 

Tomorrow this Rhododendron will look Much Happier!  (And I even watered it 3 days ago.)


Monday, September 9, 2013

Reading the Sky

Just reading the sky....
Do you see the line across the cloud?

Is the photo above telling me that, like the sign below, there's not going to be rain??


Well, it must be.  I took this photo August 30 as I re-entered Iowa.  It was 99 degrees and we'd had only 1/2" of rain since some time before June 30.  We still haven't had rain... and today is September 9th.  Last week our weather was a bit cooler.  Very nice.  But it's returned to the upper 90's today...

I know it will rain... but when??

Your Hot, Dry Buddy,