Wednesday, June 16, 2010
June 15th, 2010
So, hey, do you remember my last post? The one that talked about the glorious, sunny weekend we had?
And the post a week or so before that? The one where I said I had made peace with the rain?
Well, this is what June 15th (yesterday) brought us:
As I watched the hail come pounding down, I noticed the temperature drop to 48 degrees. In the middle of June. During the day.
Some plant damage occurred, although it was less than I expected.
My wee eggplants received big tears in their leaves:
As did the pumpkins:
My hardy Music garlic, however, survived the onslaught with no problem:
Jim's jade plants, that he placed out on the deck a few weeks ago...:
...took a hit, too:
Their sensitive succulent leaves now have pock marks:
That's how hard that nasty hail came down.
Later in the evening, while it wasn't much warmer, we decided we needed a walk:
The air was clean and cold and everything had a "just washed" feeling about it:
I don't think that Pete, Reggie and Roxy noticed this, though. They were just happy to be outside:
Just as a small P.S., yesterday set a record for the wettest June here in the past 70 years, with 4" of rain so far this month. But I'm at peace with it. I just keep telling myself this. :-)