Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Rain Has Come!

Oh my, has it ever. I've been whining here about our hot, dry summer, but all that changed abruptly about a week ago. We've had three storms go through and it seems like Mother Nature is intent on giving us the rain we've been missing for the past couple of months. 
This was taken as I was on my way to work at noon last Friday. Then we had overnight storms with strong winds two nights in a row. We awoke one day to our trellis and these heavy, concrete planters blown over.  

I've pretty much given up on my summer vegetable garden and pulled up everything but two of the sickly looking tomato plants and my sweet potatoes and replanted with lettuce, spinach, cabbage & cauliflower. I haven't done a fall veggie garden before, but have heard it's a little less challenging once the plants are established.


TheCrankyCrow said...

So sorry to hear of the damage, Roberta - it's been such strange weather all over this year it seems. It doesn't know how to "rain nice" anymore...always has to come with damaging wind, lightening, hail - whatnothaveyou!! And although we've had more rain than normal this summer, my plants aren't looking too hot either. Sad.... Good luck with the fall wouldn't be able to plant anything this late and have last for more than a month! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

annie said...

Wow, must have been some wind to turn over the planters! Hope your garden does well, I've never attempted one in the fall. I'm usually too worn out from all the summer yard work to try. I would love to hear how it all turns out!