Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Listen to the rhythm

of the falling rain, telling me just what a fool I've been.....
One inch so far and counting....
Well, maybe not so foolish.
Coneflower Seed Bombs
I did borrow a great idea (I know 'em when I see 'em) from The Grackle and had already put out my own Seed Bombs here and there weekend before last.

I took time over this past long weekend to get a small packet of wildflower seed mix (a freebie with piquillo pepper seeds I'd ordered previously) in an area that could use a bit of a boost.

What I did not do was get out, clear, prepare and seed the bed designated for a complete make over into a winter garden veggie bed.
With all the rain expected from Tropical Storm Hermine (forecast to be anywhere from 2 to 12 inches depending on where you live) in the Central Texas area, I can't imagine freshly planted seeds, especially of the "just press lightly into the soil" variety doing anything but washing around.

My seed bombs, well, if they migrate in the rain that will be just fine.  I will be happy with additional coneflower plants anywhere out front.

I was the opposite of this busy outdoors over the long weekend
Today I intend to enjoy the cooler temperatures with windows open. I am actually relieved I don't have tiny seeds or plants out yet.  For this once, my tendency to procrastinate has served me well.

UPDATE:  We had between 8-10 inches of the wet stuff here in Rollingwood.  Our little rain gauge was totally overwhelmed at one point so we can't be more precise.  The gusty wind had our chimes clanging around in a most non-soothing way!  Glad we got the watershed all charged up and even more glad Hermine is finished with Texas.  See ya Hermine!


  1. Lyn kept saying"the rain gage is over half full again so go empty it or it will splash out and we won't have a good measure". I really didn't want a good measure as bad as I wanted to stay dry. Man, it was really coming down. The last time I changed it was at 1:00 that night, and yes, it was still coming down.

  2. You are a brave man and a good husband Bob. That's the thing about rain gauges yeah? No place to set one up where you can dump it out and still stay dry while the storm is in progress. Thanks for dropping in!


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Family historian by default. Oldest surviving matriarch on my branch of the Family Tree. Story teller, photo taker, gardener, cook, blabbermouth.