Light sprinkle

Should I water or shouldn’t I?  A rain cloud drifts over and the gentlest, lightest drops begin to congregate on the patio…but then don’t actually cover it.  I drag the hose out to make the morning rounds to pots and garden squares.  Wait – what the heck, run, Sandy, run…we get to the house – sorta wet.

tomatilla and lily in the rain

Then – what?  The sun again?

It cannot decide what is going to happen out there.  I didn’t water, but it barely rained enough, if you can call it rain, to leave sparkling drops on leaves.  So, I watered.  Then, a few hours later, a real, live rain begins…and ends 3.4 minutes later, but it did seem to reach the ground…maybe.  Can you say amiguous?

zucchini in a morning rain

Oh well, it gives me a reason to visit the garden and make sure all is well again.

straightneck squash

Weather means more when you have a garden. There’s nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. ~Marcelene Cox

Sneak peek:

A couple of little grandgirls got anxious today and picked about 2-3 dozen tomatoes and tomatillos before their time.  Oops.  But I do understand the unbearable anticipation.  I figured since this tomatilla was off the vine, we may as well take a look inside.  So far…

tomatilla before its' timeI bet I have 200 tomatillas on my 4 plants right now.  The tomatoes better get busy or their cousins will surely outshine them.

tomatillas gone wild

I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips. ~Violette Leduc, Mad in Pursuit

today's lettuce

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