I have just finished a poem about Hurricane Harvey, the second in the series. Will there be one tomorrow or the day after? Who knows as it all depends on what the weather will bring in that time. There is still a lot of storm left and plenty of time for it to reke havoc and damage. Quite obviously, all outside activity is curtailed for a while except to go out and check the ponds occasionally to put right any minor things that may be malfunctioning. So far, everything is holding up well.
I do have a stained glass window that I hung in one of the trees a few years back. Unfortunately, the branch I hung it on is now dead and I need to get up there and take the window down before the wind breaks the branch which has to be in the near future somewhere. That is nature’s way of trimming the trees, let the branches die until they are rotten and flimsy and then blow them down. Unfortunately, there is sometimes something wrong with the plan as it doesn’t take into consideration anything that may be situated under or hanging on the rotten branch. Make a note to myself to take down the window as soon as the storm leaves.
The rain that we are getting out of this storm is very welcome. We have had around 80 days of 100 sometimes plus degree weather this summer and we are not through yet. The State has been in a drought like forever. Funnily enough, I was thinking just the other day that I have not set up the soaker hose systems that I have ready to go every summer. I have hand watered a few times on a couple of plants but not an excessive amount and the garden and plants have held up well. Everything is pretty much native plantings and they are very drought tolerant. Except when I have to do a partial water change in one of the ponds which pushes the water bill up around the $60.00 mark, my normal consumption is around $23.00 worth of water. One old guy living alone sure makes a difference and yes, I do shower every day.
All of the animals are fast asleep. Pete is in his usual place on the couch and I can hear him snoring from way over the other side of the room. Ginny had to have her teeth cleaned two days ago resulting in the extraction of a couple of them. Now she is feeling sorry for herself stretched out fast asleep on the bed. I don’t know where the cat is, probably asleep somewhere in one of her hidey holes. Must be a great life to be a pet in a good home.
Maybe I should take a leaf out of their book and join Ginny and take a nap…Or I could watch the English Premier League on television but wait, I like to watch those recorded games in the evening. There is always the cat’s litter box that needs cleaning and a whole bunch of dusting and furniture polishing needing attention that I have been putting off for a couple of years or so. Or I could think of something else to blog about and add it to the couple of months worth that I am already scheduled ahead. I know, while I am making up my mind, I will make myself another Latte to help me to think….
I’ve always wanted a garden of my own. I don’t have a green thumb and manage to kill the plants by overwatering them or the complete opposite. Your garden is so lovely!
I have learned over the years of many failures to plant native drought tolerant plants. That is all my garden has in it and I tend to let it grow wild and only trim the walkways. Thanks for commenting
Ah, the life of a Pet Guardian . . .
A never ending labor of love.. Thanks for the comment
Looks like you won’t be needing the soaker hose now. We’ve had a very dry summer here in Illinois which means the autumn colors are not so bright this year.
A whole year of not needing to water is pretty amazing here in Texas with our 100 degree heat in the summer. Thanks for the comment.
We found out that our miniature dachshund has Addison’s Disease. She’ll have to take oral steroids every day and get an injection from the vet once a month. We’re so glad she is doing better!
That’s great news, (I guess). At least it is treatable and now with the right diagnoses, she can get the proper treatment. No more guessing. Hope everything works out for her.