Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Rain, rain, and more rain ..........


Seems like it has rained almost every day lately. We had 7 inches of rain in June and have had 2 more inches so far in July. That is very unusual for us. We are usually in a dry spell at this time of the year. So far this year we've had 26 inches compared to 14 inches at this time last year.

All this rain is making everything grow like crazy. The garden has thrived and the grass grows faster than Hubby is able to cut it. The pool keeps running over where other years we've had to add water. I shouldn't complain. Today we've had short periods of sun, followed by rain showers, followed by sun, then more rain.


Maggie insists on being outside. If it starts raining hard she will sit under the table on the deck. If it isn't raining that hard, she sits in the rain. Her fur is so thick and long, it doesn't allow the water to soak through. Mollie and Mazie don't like water and will insist on staying inside.

The weather report calls for less chance of rain tomorrow. Maybe we'll be able to cook out for the 4th of July. Hope everyone has a great holiday!


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We have algae gowing in our driveway from all this rain. True story.

Pat said...

Mushrooms popping up all over the yard and some kind of white mold in some areas. Yes it has been a wet spring/summer.

Becky Mushko said...

Rainy in my area, too. A couple of my cats don't mind the rain. A couple do.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

We have had rain every day for two weeks. It blows in hard and I have to run around closing all the windows (this is difficult because I have the fractured back and am not supposed to be using it) and then it blows out and it gets hot in here fast. No air conditioning in this old farmhouse. Everything is wet and moldy. Even the air feels wet. My friend in Iowa said she hasn't had two straight days of no rain since May 5. All the farmers, here in Jersey and Iowa, are very worried.

KathyA said...

It's been hot, steamy, and rainy here, too. The only difference is we get it all about two hours after you do! :)

And yes, everything is growing, including powdery mildew and blackspot, so I've been spraying very frequently. I do so much enjoy the lushness, though.

Today was a glorious day -- hot and humid, but I love being outside.