Can we say happy dance time. Ohio weather is so unpredictable. We have had a very long stretch of hot muggy stiffing heat. The gardens were suffering from the strong sun and keeping potted outside plants watered was almost a full time job for the last few weeks here. The humidity was staying so high that just walking across the yard even in the evenings was a sweat soaked excursion. But that has finally changed, at least for a day or two.
The weather this morning felt like it was going to be more of the same. But a little bit after noon the clouds moved in. At first it looked like it was all going north of us again. I have watched several storms do that this past week. But then it finally turned towards us. I got Duke in right before it started raining. But that one did not last long and the sun came back out. Thankfully about the time I let Duke go back outside I could see another storm coming. Since then we have had almost steady rain. The temperature is down to seventy four and the air smells fresh and clean again. I can already see the garden plants perking up again.
We have had a couple of short breaks in the rain. I walked around outside figuring out some of the things I want to do in the back yard. When I get a long enough break in the rain I am going to finally plant my to burning bushes. The ground should be softening up enough to dig easily. But I might have to go with my second choice for them as I dont know if they will over shadow my butterfly bushes too much. I have two days to decide which spot to put them. Either spot will help hide us from view when we are out in the back yard. Now I need to find a spot for two flowering trees so I can get them in the ground while it is soft also. I want them in the back yard where I can enjoy them in the spring and after they grow some more they will shade us in the summer. That is taking a little bit more thinking as I am still rearranging the back yard. I will go move a few things when the rain stops again. But I am in no hurry for that to happen yet.
cover photo is mine