Tuesday, July 02, 2013

It's gonna rain for 40 days and 40 nights....

My inside cat has been trying to tell me something for 2 years.

The blinds on my French doors can be opened from the bottom.


Now - finally -  she can watch the squirrels when they scamper onto the deck to bury pecans in my potted flowers and plants.

Or she can watch the rain as it pounds down in torrents.

Lots of chances to do that "storm watch."

Meanwhile, the flowers in the yard continue to do what they do.

These crinums started 4 years ago when I was handed 3 bulbs and read online how to properly put them in the ground.

Totally ignored since then, they pop up every year, bloom and gradually die down to make their plans for the next season.

I never water them.

The rain seems to be doing a fine job.

The hydrangeas are the same story.

Self-sufficient and season-aware.

Whatever soil they require must be there because they bloom every year.

People tell me I have beautiful flowering plants and trees.

The Lagerstroemia  is particularly pretty this year. I misspelled crape myrtle for many years and that is its easy name.

I read how it's possible to prune them wrong so I don't. I don't prune them at all.

Same with the flowering oleanders. They're doing fine without me messing with them.

Of course, when you DO water your plants, you can stop at any time.

Not sure if plants can get TOO much water.

I know the topsoil in my back yard seems to be moving around a lot right now.

Mainly draining down the driveway., heading toward the street

Last night on the news,  the weatherman said Charleston had had more than 13 inches of rain in June.

Might be a record.

I feel sure we'll see sunshine again.

Lots of it. It's called Summer.

(Click on the photos for more details)

Meanwhile, stay dry.

If you can.

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At Tue Jul 02, 06:28:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is quite the downpour. Hopefully it clears up for the Fourth and the fireworks. As for the cat, very well behaved. Not one set of blinds in my place isn't curled at the edges. They actually look like a cat fur version of Chia Pet blinds---there's too much fur stuck on them to get it off, now. (Cathy)

At Tue Jul 02, 06:53:00 PM , Blogger chuckography said...

These blinds are on the French doors - between two pieces of glass. She HAS adjusted blinds on other windows around the house.


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