Three inches of rain in four days! Woohoo! Two days in a row with highs below 90! How great is that! You certainly won't hear me wishing summer away. Surely everyone agrees that these long stretches of daylight are awesome. I'm trying to enjoy every moment I can. The skin-splitting, bone-throbbing, dim, dark days of winter will be with us soon enough, to be followed by a brutally hot, dry spring. I'll take a Florida summer anyday!
We're having a great summer rain today. This summer has been fairly wet here in my neck of the woods, though I'm not sure that was the case everywhere in Florida. And the wonderful thing about a summer shower is the cooling of temperatures. Yesterday, the temperatures hovered around 80 degrees here all day, which is pretty cool. Even when the rain wasn't falling, we had the benefit of complete cloud cover. : ) So I took my camera out and photographed my rain-soaked, cloud-shaded garden...just the way I like it!
First, the UGH. A big mistake was made at PITV this weekend. On Saturday, husband and I set out to my young nephew's to do a little yardwork at his new house. We knew we'd be gone for hours, so we left a list of chores for Only Daughter and Son #2 to do while we were gone. One thing on the list was for Son #2 to clean the pool filter. He was told to leave the cap off, since it's a little tricky to seal it properly, and husband intended to do it when we got home.
"Rainy days and Mondays always get me down." That's how the old song goes, and I admit, sometimes rainy days do get me down. And most of the time, Mondays get me down. But on a warm day in March when a frost-burnt Florida garden is aching to spring back to life, two straight days of downpour are a good thing, maybe even downright cheerful! As for this Monday, well, it's spring break here (!) and my sister and I took our daughters to the city for lunch, a movie, and a little shopping. Pretty good for a Monday! Back in the garden, my spirits were also lifted. I had been too busy elsewhere to really comb through my own garden the last few days. But I did find time for a wet walk-through this morning. I am so happy that there are a few new leaves and new blooms to report, along with some old standbys.