Gardengrrl likes being outside and watching "Sky-TV"
By: GardenGrrl, 9:38 PM GMT on May 31, 2007
All the rain has made my gourds flourish. I bought a 3x2 plastic storage container this spring and made a planter out of it so I could grow "birdhouse" gourds and not take up room in the flower garden. It's almost a "Jack and the Beanstalk" thing going on with it. The gourd vine has climbed up the trellis, scaled the side of the house and is now vaulting over the rain gutter on to the roof. Have some nice sized gourds already too. On a crabby peri-menopausal woman note, this morning three preppie white guys with an expensive truck parked on the road behind my house and were hitting golf balls into the field. There is a driving range up the road. They woke me up. So I called the cops. Ya know, I think I'm turning into that grumpy old woman that takes the neighbor kids balls when they go in her yard...Yikes.LOL.
By: GardenGrrl, 4:04 PM GMT on May 28, 2007
For the last two years we have been wanting regular rain in North Texas. It's finally here. The tomatoes are all ripe and have to be picked right away or they will split. The peaches (elbertas) are huge this year and days away from being tree ripe. The bonsai are starting to look like "chia-pets" without regular haircuts. Life is good in the garden this season. I'll try to send some (but not all:) of this rain to you folks in Florida and the South.
By: GardenGrrl, 5:23 PM GMT on May 03, 2007
Did you know more people are killed in their cars from flash flooding than from tornadoes? Water higher than the average street curb can actually pick up and move a car. So if water is covering the road, might be a good idea to turn around. Even if it's not deep anough to drown you, the hassle of getting your car fixed just isn't worth the risk. Once again am probably preachin to the choir, with the exception of "Storm Chasers" (and I say this with a big mischivious grin), most folks that would be reading weather blogs probably have more common sense about these sort of things than the average person. So please help educate others and maybe save a life. North Texas was rockin and rollin last night. Had almost made it home when the squall line hit Lewisville. Was a bit after seven, visibilty was near zero heading straight west and at the 121/3040 overpass it sounded like a jet plane was on top of my car and it was bouncing up and down a bit. Thought to myself "Oh darn! (or something like that)". Made it over the bridge pulled into the first driveway and snugged my car up against the east side of the GoodYear shop with a few other cars until it calmed down some out there. Lot's of limbs and one tree on the road into my neighborhood. Some of my neighbors siding had come loose, but my little bonsai in training was still potted and perched on top of the porch rail.