When I was out taking the following pictures,
the sky looked like this...
(note the brown dried grass in the field.)
Thunder rumbling in the distance,
I stand here in my garden hoping for rain.
It's been so dry for the past few weeks.
I have come to the garden during the storm's preamble,
in search of ingredients for supper.
Bobby hides in the zinnias as the rumbling continues.
The wind kicks up and my wind chimes start to tinkle.
(Silver plate turned into objets d'art.)
The reason for this trip to the garden is to gather
some squash, onions, tomatoes, thyme and oregano
for a vegetable stir fry.
While there, I check the other vegetables.
We need rain so badly (rumble, rumble...thunder getting closer).
of all sizes and shapes....
The squash is overflowing its box.
Hidden amongst the vines are acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squashes.
The baby pumpkins are starting to turn orange.
Not long until the brussels sprouts can be harvested....
Grapes, grapes, and more grapes....
In one corner of the garden, a garden fairy...
wearing a sash of poison ivy.
Yikes....she can just keep that sash!
By the time I reached the house, the storm reached us and the heavens opened.
The only one of us who didn't appreciate the storm was Maddie,
our 5 year old Newfie and the biggest scaredy cat!
She hid in the office behind an easy chair...
An hour later, and 10 minutes of power outage,
the storm was over, the sun once again shining,
and the earth refreshed from its much needed shower.
This gives me a break from watering this morning.
Oh, an extra hour to do something else with.....what a gift!