|Hail and Street Flooding at a Friend's House|
This song seems to have invaded my internal radio though! There are SOOOO many versions of it, but I think Lady Day did it best...
Thankfully, I had the foresight to harvest and sprinkle a bunch of marigold seeds before the week began, so now they're all sprouting and hopefully I can look forward to some color in the yard this summer!
The dianthus are blooming beautifully
As are the iris and whatever those little white flowers are
I started some cosmos indoors and they're ready for transplanting, so perhaps I can dig up a bit more turf while the ground is nice and soft and get more of the yard converted to xeriscape.
And the grass is actually green! That almost never happens here since I'm, ahem, not terribly good at keeping it watered. I think I see some mowing in my near future! I'm gonna need the power mower for this job though... or perhaps a machete?
I crafted some hail protectors from old hunks of screen for the tomatoes and peppers and they seem to have survived it all quite well. We only got pea and marble sized hail this time... nothing earth shattering - or window shattering as the case may be!
Perhaps I'll plant some cucumbers and zucchini this week, but I'm gonna have to sacrifice the volunteer pumpkins that have sprung up.
I'm looking forward to getting outside and enjoying the sunshine, but I'd better do so quickly because more rain and storms are in the forecast later this week!
How's the weather been in your neck of the woods?