Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Mini drought

We're not having a drought, but right now it feels as if we could. It hasn't rained (much) in a month. My rain barrels are empty and the surface of the ground is very dry. I have to get used to watering the outdoor plants again so they don't shrivel. We're expecting summery hot temperatures over the next few days. Saints preserve us!

Like a desert in springtime.

The hot weather will be good for the newly planted tomatoes and will also help the eggplant and peppers along. I don't know if I'll get those into the ground before the end of the week or not. Today's photo comes from out in the vineyard. I like the contrast between the dried and cracked mud and the dew drops on the blades of grass. When I took the picture, there were a few ants crawling around on the mud, but none of them ended up in the shot.


  1. Blimey, that is dry. We'll send you some rain water via La Poste... no charge!

  2. Walt,
    We have had a mini drought here for a few weeks that finally broke yesterday. Two days of nice, steady, gentle rain. Oh those fields of corn and soybean will take off now. I love the growing season!

  3. mitch, nature is cool that way.

    craig, wow. People actually say "blimey."

    ron, almost as good as harvest season! ;)

    1. Not often, but it's a good word for the right context I think. Too many words die out for no good reason.

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