Never give up! It does rain in Indianapolis in the summertime. It is possible for your rain gauge to overflow in one afternoon. Beautiful skies do come in gray.
In a brief lull between rain showers earlier this evening, I went out to the Garden of Eatin’ at May Dreams Gardens. ( Pam suggested I call my vegetable garden by that name, and I can’t get it out of my mind. Thanks, Pam!)
I wasn’t going to harvest anything, I was just going to admire the garden in the rain. But then I saw the summer squash and had visions of how large those squash would be after this rain if I left them until tomorrow. I also thought about how all the cherry tomatoes would suck up water until they split open.
So I did what any gardener would do. I went back to the house to fetch my harvest trug and returned to the garden to harvest squash and tomatoes as it began to rain again.
Rain didn’t stop me! Not now! Not after all the long hot days this summer when we had no rain.
This rain today may not be the end of our dry spell, but it’s a good start, and I’m going to enjoy it as long as I can. (Which according to the weatherman, won’t be for very long.)
I even left the rabbit alone because I was so happy to finally get some rain.
He went down under here.
What’s under there, I wonder? Is there a mama rabbit down under that shrub with her little apron on, fixing some dinner for her little family of bunnies? Is that where they take all the green bean leaves? How many of them are there? Are there chipmunks and toads under there, too? Do they always go under this shrub to hide out when it rains?
Some drier day, I’ll have to check it out.
In the meantime…