Wednesday, July 14, 2010

RAIN! Lovely, Lovely Rain.

Those of you from the Northeast know that we have been in some serious need of rain. Well Thank You God for finally sending us some! The grass was brown and actually "crunchy", that is just so wrong.

 So now that I got started on making this blog & spend endless hours figuring out how to do what I want ( like adding more then one picture in a post!!!!GGGRRRRR) the rain has giving me a good excuse to stay inside and tend to this most important task. BUT, when I looked out the window and saw my garden: first I was giddy cause the black eyed susan its starting to bloom, second, the weeds came back with a vengeance. And yes, I do get all stupidly giddy when I see new things blooming in the garden. To me it's way more important then useless things like men walking on the moon. The giddiness turned to self loathing though when the weeds I thought I destroyed with my home made weed killer (I don't like nasty chemicals in or around the gardens since the Dufus Bros, introduce them another time, are always cutting through them or hunting for toads) all came back life. Seems the rain not only miraculously brang them back to life but also infused them with some miracle grow to. DAMN.
Oh well, gotta take the good with the bad I suppose. On the good side: the grass is almost all green again, I won't be making the electric company anymore money from watering, the bees will stop attacking anything and everything with a drop of moisture (that was just sooo insane!), the gardens are getting a hell of a nicely needed deep soaking and my favorite: I can chillax again at night with my cocktail, sitting in my swing in the garden, enjoying a fire and the sunsets and stars without worrying about setting the neighborhood on fire. *LOUD HAPPY EXHALE*

PS. He's a bit to small to really see, but there is a young Bluebird sitting on top of the umbrella. Our first year here I was so excited that we had Bluebirds in the yard. Well soon after the first brood was in the making, things changed. Can I tell you that Bluebirds crap more than any species of birds on the planet!! I have hundreds of birds that visit the feeders and the crap from all of them put together can't rival what the Bluebirds (ONE PAIR!) left on every chair in my garden!!!!!!

PPS. Just an FYI....Some of you might not be aware that some septic systems require "mounds" due to poor drainage. My yard is exceptionally drainage challenged and required a mountain instead of the average mound. My garden is actually on top of where the septic tank is. In it there are 5 pvc pipes sticking up, 2 manhole covers & an electric source for the alarm. There is also a drain from the left side of the garden that's runs underneath since a heavy rain pools between the house and the mountain. Camouflage CAN indeed hide hide ugly necessary things!

Cheers to the rain!!!!


Pomaika`i said...

Hi, Jester,
Nice blog you started - I just started also, and sorta considered the same title. I do have some gardening experience, but Mother Nature makes me review what I thought I knew rather frequently. You have chosen a powerful means of restoring yourself. A garden gives you honest feedback at all times, like a friend you can trust to tell you the truth no matter what. I know you will find your self-esteem was always there, but concealed by obstacles that you will convert to opportunities. GROW, DAMNIT, indeed!

Garden Groans said...

Hi Jester,
Wow! I think you are doing an excellent job with your blog. It's taken me months to figure out what is going on. Lots of hours go into planning and experimenting and deleting and trying again, etc. You get the point, I'm sure. Hang in there because you've got a terrific start. It looks good and you write well and clever.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and also for following my blog. That's the biggest thrill, to get recognition from other bloggers. We all get inspiration, ideas, and encouragement from each other.

Happy weeding!


Jester said...

AAAAAWWWWWW thank you so much for the kind & inspiring words!
It seems in less than a week I am well on my way to becoming a blog addict! I so love the whatchmacallit on the dashboard that lets me see updates!!! Before entering the blog realm I thought I would be clicking on every single one & that just seemed way to crazy. This is some really awesome stuff!
So of course now I am going to go stalk out some more kids consider me an internet matter that I just got home from school & its almost midnight.
I might be round like a pumpkin, but I damn well will not be turning orange anytime soon!

Thanks Again!!!
PS....Flattery will get you almost anywhere!

Teresa said...

Jester, congratulations on your new-found passion (or should that be passions? LOL!)

I've really enjoyed spending time visiting with you today and look forward to visiting again soon! Keep up the great writing! I found myself giggling! LOL!

BTW, the fountain pots you were enquiring about were purchased from Home Depot. They came as you see them including the pump, all for about $100. Hope that helps!


Edith Hope said...

Dear Jester, Although very new to the world of blogging, you have made an impressive start. It is never easy to take on entirely new activities, especially where the new technology is concerned, but it is very satisfying when you manage to conquer it. The biggest difficulty with blogging and gardening is that the competition for your time is a problematic balancing act. Still, we all work that out as we go along.

I have added my name as a 'Follower' in order to keep in touch with your progress.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I have to agree abut the rain. We had some of the driest conditions I can remember in a decade. My lawn turned a funny shade of yellow pu rple but seems to be on the mend. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

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