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There have been way too many days since we had rain. Things were very dry as evidenced by the numerous fire hazard warnings.P1090214Yesterday and last night we received some much needed rain. Too bad it cancelled the All State parade that everyone was looking forward to seeing.

This morning however, the flowers all stood with their rain drops showing.

Beautiful.

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It rained this afternoon for most of it, some sorely needed rain. I went outside afterward and while it has cooled off some, it is still quite humid. Fog is hanging in the air.

 

Here are some pictures of the water clinging to the flowers which I thought I would share

 

Even with all the rain that we’ve been getting, there is some sunshine. You just have to know where to look.

With all the rain and no real dry days in order to mow, the lawn has become its own sunshine, filled with dandelion flowers.

Things are starting to green up here. Finally almost all of the snow is gone, although there is an occasional pocket in a shady part of the woods. It has been, however, a very dismal and bleak couple weeks. Yesterday was the first day in a long time that it didn’t rain. Today, it is warm and pouring. But, that’s okay… April showers and all. I have the window in my new little office open and I can hear the rain pattering away. I love the sound of water, water from the ocean, a babbling stream or brook or the rain. Lots of good memories associated with rain, especially since it seemed to rain every single time we decided to go camping. I love falling asleep to the sound of rain, pattering away on the outside of a tent. There is just something very, very relaxing about it. Listening to it while I type away on the computer is almost as good, but not quite.

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Soggy, in one word, that sums up the day. I remember a few years ago, before we moved here permanently, the boys and I spent a month or so up here during the summer. It was a perfect summer and not just because of the haze of memories, but rather the days for the most part were completely and totally without rain. I don’t think that the whole time we were here, we had a rainy day. We did, however, have many, many rainy nights. It seemed to shower every night; the soft patter of rain hitting the metal roof was soothing to sleep by – reminded me of camping. Every morning though the sun came out and dried everything. Perfect weather.

This summer -well it’s off to a soggy start. It’s cold and it’s damp. The seedlings on my growing rack would love to go outside and be planted, but the weather just isn’t cooperating. When it’s sunny and beautiful, I’m working – when I’m not, it’s raining. Maybe tomorrow, although the forecast is not looking good.

We did, however despite the weather have a really nice day. Tom, Tim and I went down to Manchester to Bob’s Diner for lunch (awesome milkshakes and locally grown beefalo burgers) and then headed off to Northshire. A perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon – browsing books and reading in the cafe with a nice hot cup of cappucino, next to my bestest friend. A good way to spend a very, very soggy day.

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Our forecast for the next five days….oh joy.

For the second day in a row, we’re under a tornado watch. It is pouring here a very, very rainy Sunday. It was supposed to rain the entire day yesterday but fortunately we had a decent amount of sunshine. We were able to get some gardening done, although my vegetable garden is still sitting there, tilled and unloved.

We did discover this little guy (who’s actually not so little) among the lettuce that is already in the ground. He liked playing hide and seek for the camera.

The flowers were out which is quite nice and puts splashes of color on the green canvas of grass and trees.

It’s been a long week. One of those weeks that you get tangled up in and forget what day it is and it’s not just because the boys were off from school. We have been in and out and away. Those days in New Jersey, while weekdays, felt like weekend days, which now makes the weekend days feel completely lost. I am not the only one that feels this way, since I had to correct the boys a couple times since they apparently have lost track of time and days as well.

The weather here is a mix of snow and rain – it seems that Mother Nature can’t make up her mind. Yesterday there were snowflakes the size of snowballs falling from the sky and then rain, back to snow and well, you get the picture. That is going to be the pattern for the next few days and temperatures won’t even hit the mid 40s. Good days to be indoors with a book or magazine and the fire.

Tomorrow we are all back to our routines – up before its light and kids off to school – us to work. Crank up the gears and get things moving again – next break will be summer vacation and hopefully there will be no snow by then.

The wind, the pouring rain and the heavy winds wreaked havoc on the snow here yesterday. Winter is a mere shell of itself here this morning. Snowmobile trails go into green grass like paths to nowhere. I dread going out and seeing what’s left of my cross country ski trails. Probably not much. I am sure that down in town and in Rutland, there is little, if any, remnants of the snow. If things have taken their toll here with such great gusto, I doubt that the lower elevations fared any better.

The good news, and there is always good news, is that the forecast for the entire rest of the week is snow – in one form or other. Snow flurries, snow showers (which for us can mean several inches of snow) and plain old snow.

The January thaw has run its course, the temperatures are back below freezing and dropping more and more each day the remainder of the week. Winter is coming back.

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When I went outside this morning, it was sunny and I decided to lift the side on the greenhouse so that the bees could get in and do their work. (Yes, it has been that cool and rainy here that the plants in the greenhouse are doing much, much better than the garden and haven’t even shown any signs of it being too hot in there) When I lifted the side plastic, I saw my resident snake, curled up in my seed tray right on my plants, enjoying the warm weather. I went inside to get the camera, came out and noticed that the snake appeared to be much larger. No – the snake had morphed into 2 snakes, who were as you can see, quite comfortably lounging in my seedlings.

In addition to the snakes, we now have snow peas, hot peppers and little tomatoes. Finally, things in the garden are starting to bloom.

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July is National Blog Posting Month according to WordPress. It is encouraging bloggers to blog every day for the month. I usually try to blog everyday but, well, kids, work, visitors – sometimes it’s just not possible. I am going to make an effort to blog about something everyday. I am also going to make an effort to walk everyday also. We’ll see how this goes.

Now, a word about the weather – rain. Need I say more?

The plans for the ark are well underway here. We have modified the original version a little bit and are installing the wi-fi and the satellite, because after all, this is the 21st century. We are amassing the two of each kind of animal and stocking up on food. I did see the Ahearn bull wandering the streets looking for its mate this morning.  We should be ready to launch by July 4th because I don’t think that any of this rain is EVER letting up. The garden is definitely well watered, but way soggy. Perhaps rice would have been a better crop to plant this year, doesn’t that grow in water? I do believe that in addition to the very soggy chickens wandering about the yard, I did see a dolphin go by while I was working this morning. Instead of waving to the neighbors as they drive by, we have resorted to waving to them as they row past the house. I do hear that the fishing is GREAT, though since you can do it right off your own porch in your pajamas if you like. Hey, there is an upside to everything, you just have to look for it.

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