June 22, 2011

Let the Sun Shine

Ten straight days of rain and one flooded basement later, the sun has finally emerged. Hallelujah! I was starting to feel a bit like Noah in his ark here, all cooped up in doors with an infant, a toddler, a dog and a cat and the floodwaters rising all around me. We are all in great need of some sunshine and a little drying out--especially my poor garden.

I know rain is good for the garden, but this relentless downpour has wrecked havoc on mine. The "lawn" has grown a good six inches and the weeds a solid foot, and I never managed to plant my lettuces or my flower boxes. I have six packs of geraniums, verbena, and ... that have been sitting around and waiting to be planted for a month now. Where does the time go?

So, when the sun finally emerged yesterday at 7:00 p.m., I told the husband and children to fend for themselves, and I went straight out to work in the garden for a few hours and soak up the sunshine. Amen.


Rachael said...

Between your Father's Day post and this one, I'm gathering that things are pretty hectic around your parts.
I'm really glad you got a moment of sunshine and a moment to yourself, even if it did involve hard labor...
Good luck with your garden!

Vicky said...

I can totally relate. I have cucumbers and squash waiting patiently to be planted out. I blame those new little people who take up so much of our time. xxx