Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Rain Clouds or Rain Butt?
The past few weeks, several collisions of hot and cold air gave us some amazing storms here in the Midwest. In this sequence, a really heavy storm darkened the sky while we were pruning some trees and we quickly gathered the tools and took cover. The wind just exploded around us right after I took the top photo and we later heard that a tornado was spotted just northwest of the farm, but no damage was done, thankfully!
So thanks to intermittent rain showers, gardens and planters are still thriving, despite the cooler than average nights. But when the rains fail us, especially for watering planters and window boxes, a couple of "rain butts" capture the water that falls on the garage roof and keep it for later. Then, a handy spigot is used to fill the trusty old watering cans.
On another note, I wish my cat, Red, could take a few lessons from "Daisy the Curly Cat" about cooperating with my photo efforts. In the sequence I made chasing him around the deck, he deliberately avoided looking at me and my camera, not even once!! And he's not shy at all...just stubborn, I think, and not in the mood for the camera. Little stinker....