Jun 26, 2012
One day... use it wisely!
A one day break from the high 90's, that is!
I set out to tackle the worst of it today and didn't even make a dent.
First up was to pick beans.
I brought it on myself, with my 50 bean plants per bed, LOL. Promptly after picking all these I got a little crazy and just ripped all the bush beans out. That's right, perfectly good bean plants, gone. They were starting to have that crispy bottom look with little stink bugs setting up outposts so out they went. Such satisfaction in stuffing plants covered in stinkbugs into a big plastic bag to cook in the sunshine, heeheehee! Not to worry, I have pole beans that are just starting to really come into production, as you can see from the top left.
Onto the jungle - I really needed a machete for this job but had to settle for hands and pruners. Take a good look at these photos, they are taken from the same exact spot, you can tell by the PVC hoop in the background LOL - can you believe that I was bushwhacking my way to the garden the past month or so? That's a path, or is supposed to be!
We had some wild weather last night. The temps dropped from the 90's down to about 75 in a matter of minutes, and the wind was gusting to around 60 mph! The below photo doesn't really do it justice, but over the yard these two sets of clouds were moving in opposite directions towards each other and swirling around, pretty creepy for awhile - we decided to head into our imaginary basement for a while.
But what was bad for us must have been awful for Loch up at Camp Hailstormflashflood -
Check out these radar images for his area, apparently there was quarter size hail too, and they were supposed to go tubing yesterday down the James River, I have a feeling that didn't happen and they spent the afternoon picking ticks off of each other. Now that's fun times.
Speaking of weather, I was sitting here watching the chaos unfold on tv when I actually started really listening to our meteorologist, and this is what I heard:
"We have some storms here and then they're done."
and this gem...
"Tropical Storm Debby may move south, east or west, but basically will move."
And.... I picked the first Brandywine of the year!
yeah, can you hear Mother Nature laughing at me?
I snapped this one today at the dentist's office, just thought it was cool the way the morning sun was thrown across the floor and Finn :)
Tomorrow it's back to 90º with 100º forecast for Thursday through the weekend, oh goody. I think I overdid it today, I just realized I can't get up from the couch...