Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Mani the ever-growing, yet still tiny and cuddly, purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, and here to bring you some news from our very dark and stormy garden. You may remember me from such posts as “Damp And Delighted”, among an increasingly large number of others.
Here I am in a characteristic pose. This may be a bit too intellectual a pose, for some. It’s entirely true that some purebred border collies can have radar ears. I mean if you didn’t already know that. Here’s my great-uncle Pooka, and you can clearly see his radar ears. I never knew him. He always looked concerned about something. Anyway, yesterday was pretty gloomy. It rained. That’s basically all it’s been doing for, like, ever. But after it stopped regular raining, without thunder and stuff, just rain, a couple of days ago, the rain now pours down, from thunderstorms. We had a few of those yesterday. With some hail.
Today we saw the sun, and the guy I live with said it made him feel pretty good, on such an otherwise melancholy day, and so obviously the end was near. It turned out that it wasn’t the end, really. It was just the sun, putting in a brief appearance, just to remind us that it still exists.
The feeder has holes and a tray for sugar syrup, but bees get trapped in there, so that’s empty, unless it rains. There could be a half an orange skewered on the holder deal, but there isn’t. We don’t have any oranges. The guy I live with says he could make a list before he goes to the store, and would go there and get everything but oranges.
I think it goes without saying that no gardening has been done here in about a month. Maybe a bit of this or that, but nothing serious. This is why.
There are some things flowering, despite the weather. This is Ixiolirion tataricum. And if you were wondering how the irises were doing, I guess not too badly.I did have a bit of time this morning to patrol for squirrels, and do some other stuff, but, basically, it’s just been raining and raining. And then it rains some more. I guess I’ll leave you with that.
Until next time, then.