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Some Rain, Finally

September 22nd, 2009

Yesterday we finally got some much needed rain. It’s been dry here all summer, particularly the last couple weeks. It’s so dry the native weeds are wilting and dying, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen happen.
I had to break down and drag out my sprinkler last week to water the flowerbeds and veggies beds. We didn’t get much rain, but it was some and I’m happy with the little we got, and I got a decent amount in the rain barrels to help cover the next dry spell.

How’s the weather in your neck of the woods?

26 Comments to “Some Rain, Finally”
  1. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary on September 22, 2009 at 6:49 am

    It’s darn right fallish here and I love it. Oh wanted to thank you again for the garlic info. I planted mine over the weekend. Four gorgeous varities! I can’t wait to harvest them next year!
    .-= Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary´s last blog ..Orchard Applesauce =-.

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    • Susy on September 22, 2009 at 1:45 pm

      Fallish here too, I opened the blinds this morning and noticed yellow leaves in the yard and the dogwood trees are getting red. Bittersweet.

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  2. Dave on September 22, 2009 at 8:03 am

    If you want rain please come and get it from TN! It’s rained everyday for the last two weeks it seems. Picked up another 1/3 of an inch this morning in about 20 minutes. The garden and the yard are a mess but I just can’t get out there to do anything.
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..From the Vegetable Garden =-.

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    • annie avery on September 22, 2009 at 8:29 am

      i feel your pain dave, we had the same this spring here in upstate new york. the garden was a muddy mess! extremely discouraging.

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    • Susy on September 22, 2009 at 9:14 pm

      We got a mere 1/4 inch here, ugh. You could mail some of that rain to me.

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  3. Beegirl on September 22, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Dry here too. My mom’s been watering with our run-off and she ran it dry this week. Crispy..
    .-= Beegirl´s last blog ..Fall First Weekend =-.

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    • Susy on September 22, 2009 at 9:14 pm

      My rain barrels are DRY as well.

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  4. annie avery on September 22, 2009 at 8:28 am

    we might get some rain today, i hope. haven’t checked the doppler, have had no rain now for almost a moth. even the continuous spring coming down the hill, here has slowed to a crawl. my small ponds are empty, the pup is sad, no frog hunting for her or swimming. after the wettest summer in a long time now we have a dry fall. ebb and flow. ebb and flow.. happy equinox everyone!!

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  5. Andres on September 22, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Similar to Dave, we have had non-stop rain for about 2 weeks, cause some major road closures now here in Atlanta, schools even have been closed all week so far.
    .-= Andres´s last blog ..Watermelon Harvest =-.

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  6. Helen at Toronto Gardens on September 22, 2009 at 9:45 am

    We had rain for the first time in 22 days yesterday — almost breaking a 70-year record for the city (26 days back in 1938). Looks like more or less a week of rain for us now. The gardens need it.

    On the other hand, before the dry spell this summer was one of our wettest ever. Go figure.
    .-= Helen at Toronto Gardens´s last blog ..Snatching simplicity from the mouth of chaos =-.

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  7. Dan on September 22, 2009 at 9:57 am

    We have very similar weather, you must be parallel across ‘the pond’. We had zero rain for 20 days until yesterday when we had a nice gentle rain all day. The weather has been so nice this fall, it is certainly much appreciated after having such a cool summer.
    .-= Dan´s last blog ..Mondays Harvest =-.

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  8. warren on September 22, 2009 at 11:30 am

    We’re not super far away from you and thankfully, we got some rain too! My grass may yet turn green and my flowers may bloom again!
    .-= warren´s last blog ..Meet Steve…he’s green =-.

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    • Susy on September 22, 2009 at 9:15 pm

      I don’t think there’s any hope for the grass here any more.

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  9. Louise on September 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    It has been a 100+ degrees here for a long time, no rain for what seems to be forever (I would love it if it would rain.) Looks like next week the temperature is finally dropping and the fall weather will be rolling in. I can’t wait; the fall season is my favorite.

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    • Susy on September 22, 2009 at 9:16 pm

      At least our temps have only been in the 70’s. I can’t imagine that hot without rain. I like fall as well.

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  10. Annette on September 22, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    We started out with a slew of rain and it has been dry for about 1.5 weeks now. More rain is in the forecast and I will be happy to have it. After 3 years of drought, I’ll take it.
    Amazing picture – love how you caught the rain falling.
    .-= Annette´s last blog ..Socking it =-.

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  11. vrtlaricaana on September 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    we have had a round of rain and a round of sun… so perfect weather for gardening.
    Beautifull picture!

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    • Susy on September 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm

      I always like to get out and weed after a good soaking rain!

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  12. Pampered Mom on September 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Sunday and then today we finally got some rain. It was odd after having such a wet, cool spring and summer to go through the dry spell that we did. I’m hoping it’s slowed the spread of late blight a bit!
    .-= Pampered Mom´s last blog ..Garden Harvest Update (as of 9/22/09) =-.

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  13. Amy on September 22, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    It’s rainy here too!


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  14. Lynn on September 22, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Hot, hot, hot. California is having it’s annual Indian Summer. Today in San Francisco where my daughter attends school hit the high 70’s and could go as high as the 80’s or 90’s before the day ends [that’s extremely hot for S.F.] and my other daughter is at Disneyland in Anaheim where the temp. is 90 and climbing.

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  15. the inadvertent farmer on September 22, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    First day of Autumn and it is in the 90’s…quite unusual for the Pacific Northwest. I must say I do love the hot weather and am not looking forward to the loooong wet days of winter here. Kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Playing in the Mighty Columbia River =-.

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    • Susy on September 22, 2009 at 9:18 pm

      I’m not looking forward to the long cold winter. BRRRRRR.

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  16. Christine on September 22, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Really wet here! Tons of rain, even right now as I write. Only one day were the beds flooded, but it’s come close to too much rain a couple times.
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..A big investment =-.

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  17. MAYBELLINE on September 22, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Rain? What is rain? We Californians have heard of this myth. It’s predicted to be 108 tomorrow . Carumba.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Sweet Peas =-.

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  18. Allie on September 23, 2009 at 10:27 am

    It’s been really dry here too! I think we’re going to get some rain today. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
    .-= Allie´s last blog ..I spent an hour stuck in a dress. How was your day? =-.

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