Thursday, May 8, 2008

One Picture

This picture would make a good wordless wednesday photo only it is thursday. It started raining last evening and it hasn't stopped for long today. Over 2.5" of rain in less than 24 hours. We had just enough time today to go out to the park for a quick walk then the rain began again. Needless to say the house has been dusted and all is neat and tidy. I am ready for a sunny day. It should be good weed pulling the next couple of days.

15 comments:

Carol said...

I think I've only gotten 1 1/4 inches of rain here. But stuff seems to be growing inches by the hour, including the weeds!

Jan Doble said...

hi lisa, wow-that certainly is a lot of rain! it's been raining here too, and i actually went out and pulled up a couple of weeds during a 'dry moment', and they came up so easily. here's hoping sunny skies visit you soon!

Jan Doble said...

ps what an interesting rain gauge. i have never seen anything like it!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Everything looks so green and lush here. I'm not sure how much we've received, but it has been raining pretty much all day.

I've been cleaning out the closet and doing mountains of laundry. I'm finally putting the winter clothing away and pulling out the summer stuff.

Meems said...

Hi Lisa, If only you could send some of that precious commodity down south ... I would really love you for it!

Not only would the earth be very happy but then I might be able to get to some indoor tidying myself.
Meems @Hoe&Shovel

Wicked Gardener said...

Send down some here! It hasn't rained in my part of Florida in over a month!

beckie said...

It seems your part of the country doesn't just get a shower or two..you get a whole month's worth in 2 days! At least your not having to water like last year. Have a sunny weekend!

Rose said...

It's been raining almost nonstop here, too, but I don't think we've gotten as much as you have.
I like the rain gauge, too--I wouldn't have to put my reading glasses on to read this one!

Marvin said...

They say April showers bring May flowers, but it seems as if someone forgot to turn the calendar page. Here's hoping for a sunny weekend up your direction. (And down my direction, too.)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Especially the weeds Carol at least here they are.

Jan, I hope to get out and pull a lot of weeds when it stops raining long enough for me to get out.

You can find one of these rain gauges at Tractor Supply or Rural King. Probably other places too but around here they are sold where farmers supplies are sold.

Yes Robin, another good chore to do on a rainy day.

Meems, I know that there are many places that need this rain. I am not really complaining. I just wish it would spread itself out some.

Oh Wicked, I know this is hard to see when you need some rain so bad.

Hope we have a sunny weekend too Beckie. Or at least a sunny saturday since we are doing a Spring Bird Count in So Il. Can't wait to see results of your shopping day.

You are quite right about the large markings on the gauge Rose. I like it because I don't have to go outside to check if it is still raining.

Amen Marvin.

Jayne said...

Whoa.... good weed pulling indeed! We got a little bit, but when it was all said and done, maybe 1/2"?

Cheryl said...

Don't you just love it Lisa when you give those weeds a gentle tug, and everything comes out including the root. yippee!!!!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

After the drought & heat of 1988, I vowed never to complain about rain. When you get that much, it seems you can almost see the grass growing.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Life giving rain!
I love having a wet, cool spring this year.
Sherry

Sherry at the Zoo said...

We've gotten aound 2 inches I believe. I just cut the grass on Friday and now, because of all this rain, it needs it again. After last summer's dryness, I'm not complaining though!