Monday, July 18, 2011


We're home, and the garden looks a bit neglected, but it looks like most things survived (we lost a bleeding heart we'd just planted).  The lack of rain was good in one way --the grass is not actually knee-high, which we were expecting.  Instead, it's pretty brown.  I don't mind grass going dormant, since we don't have any neighbors, really.  No need to keep it green if it wants to sleep through the month :-)  As Sissy said in a comment, we didn't get much rain with that storm --the rain gauge said .40 of an inch, but there were bugs in the water taking up space, so probably less.

The first thing I did when I got home, around 7 p.m. yesterday, was water the west garden, which gets the hottest sun.  I really need to water the rest, but with unpacking, laundry, grocery-shopping, and getting the 50 million dead bugs off the front bumper of the car, we had too much to do.  I did re-fresh the hummingbird feeders, and fill one birdbath.  And add chlorine tabs to the pool!  Hopefully we'll get nice and hot tomorrow doing a bit more around the yard, and then cool off in the pool.

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