Well, those expected gentle showers have turned into two days of very heavy
downpours, especially overnight. Quite a difference in the garden colors, and
even now, at noon, drenching rain still falls and steady breezes continue to wash
off the dust and remaining springtime pollen. But enough is enough! We are still
looking at one more day and night with plenty more rain which we really don't need!
The hydrangeas love the rain, much cooler temperatures, and no sun to curl the
edges of their perfect leaves and turn them brown. The blooms are just starting to
open, looking small but usually end up huge once all the tiny buds are fully open.
Some of my potted plants I've brought up on the porch, many don't need
continuous watering for days on end, and seedlings certainly don't want to be
drowned or washed out of their small pots - basil mostly.
Oh, about the new visitor to the garden. A surprising return of a chipmunk yesterday!
We had one named Chippy for several years who disappeared after hibernation
a year ago. This little guy/gal was running along the front porch yesterday morning,
then headed over to the bird feeders and spent time with the squirrels - who tried
to chase it away - but got along famously with this male cardinal as they
breakfasted together. I think we'll just continue using the name Chippy . . . . .
. . . . after all it may be the same one, just back from traveling!!!!!
Bad squirrel - we have a whole new family this spring and they are definitely a nuisance!
Just another garden wildlife story. . . . . . . .
See you when it stops raining!