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2015_Day 181: Rain, the birds and pretty flowers 

Just two days after our area of central Texas got 3.2 inches of rain, we got dumped on again. This time it was only 1.5 inches, but the night is young and the skies are still threatening to open up. The raised beds and the flower pots continue to fill up.

While I was out between downpours checking the rain gauge, I was disappointed to see a mockingbird fly out from beneath the netting around my tomatoes. Darn birds! #%@&

Another blogger suggested I try a birdbath to keep then away from my tomatoes. I must admit I’ve read about that as a solution, too. That they’re just looking for water. Although given the bird had access to several natural birdbaths (refer to photo at top of this post) and still was found beneath the tomato netting, I have my doubts. Again, darn birds!

One thing I’ve neglected to write about the past few days is that my gazanias are finally starting to flower. And oh, how cute they are. I was surprised to find out though, that their flowers apparently close at night. Realized that this morning when I took a quick stroll around the yard before work and saw one of the buds curled up. By the time I got home from work today, it was open again. Being so pretty must take a lot out of them so they have to rest at night, yes? As long as they bloom during the day, I don’t really care! 

 

2015_Day 179: This gardening interruption brought to you by Mother Nature

I was wrong to think these storm clouds would roll on through with little rain to show from them.

I was wrong to think these storm clouds would roll on through with little rain to show from them.

Oh, I had such grand plans for this fine Sunday. Well, I had plans anyway. Get my inside work done during the hottest part of the day, and when it started to get cooler, head outside to get some gardening in. I had devised a plan to try to keep the birds away from my tomatoes, and I was going to take action. Continue reading

2015_Day 146: Drying out after the rain

 The dew was so thick this morning, I thought it almost looked like frost on the grass. If it was Wisconsin, that wouldn’t have surprised me. Fortunately, here in central Texas, the day started off in the upper 60s/lower 70s.

 
Even saw some sun today — and no rain, which helps everyone to dry out a bit. Only a 20 percent chance for rain tomorrow, too, so might see two dry days before a better chance of rain enters the forecast again daily — for the next week.

I know we’ll be missing it come July and August, right?

2015_Day 144: Lazy Sunday after the storm

 While many parts of Texas were cleaning up from historic flooding and tornado damage on this Memorial Day weekend Sunday, we were fortunate to mostly get missed by the bad weather. We just got rain-another 2 1/2 inches-and some wind. Continue reading

2015_Day 143: Soaked but still pretty

Despite the lots and lots of rain and wind we’ve been getting, the cosmos are pretty – and pretty rain-soaked. hopefully they will make it through the night. Tornado warning as I write this – lots of lightning, thunder, rain and strong winds. Continue reading

2015_Day 106: Beautiful, stormy clouds, but where’s the rain?

Thursday, April 16. Hoping for some rain from these clouds, but only a few sprinkles.

Thursday, April 16. Hoping for some rain from these clouds, but only a few sprinkles.

Mother Nature keeps tempting us. There was a promise of rain today in central Texas, and some areas did indeed get some. But, alas, by our house in Georgetown, we saw only sprinkles. Continue reading