Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, Mani the tiny, yet not really totally tiny, purebred border collie, filling in for the guy I live with, and here to bring you a bit of news about the garden. You may remember me from such posts as “Damp And Delighted”, among an increasingly large (like me) number of others.
It’s been raining so much that the guy I live with has been extra super-mopey, instead of his usual just mopeyness, and in fact I haven’t enjoyed the rain all that much either. I found this thing which was all slimy and the guy I live with said it was called a “slug” and did not belong in the house, and I thought about it for a minute and decided he was right. He sometimes is, you know.
This is what the sky looked like a couple of nights ago. Pretty gloomy, huh. Possibly even ominous. The guy I live with was actually trying to get some pictures of bats, but, as he said, “They fly, you know”. So anyway, this morning it was raining, and that’s when the movie was filmed. It rained and rained, and I stayed inside, partly because I could, since we didn’t have anything on our otherwise busy schedule.
And then all of a sudden, the rain stopped and the sun came out. I got to go on my walk, even though it was pretty soggy. The creek was full right up to the top of its banks, and made a terrific noise as it rushed through the culvert under the canal.
The sun stayed out, which was surprising. It was out all the rest of the day. So the guy I live with took some pictures. Not as many as he could have, of course.
You might think we have a lot of Allium cristophii, but, really, this is only a few of them. The iron pig, which the guy I live with says is really a javelina, isn’t very scary. And then there was the “Oregon sunshine”, Eriophyllum lanatum ‘Takilma Gold’, which was so bright I almost had to wear dark glasses when I walked by it. There are a bunch of other plants flowering, but I guess you’ll just have to imagine them, because the guy I live with said it was a “two-nap day”, which I guess it was. I like it when he decides to nap on the couch, because I’ve discovered that it’s fun to nap at the same time that he does. He said it was okay if I slept on the couch too, but I like to stretch out on the floor.
Until next time, then.