Into Each Life ...

... A little rain must fall.

Or a lot.

Yesterday we had some crazy storms sweep through Essex County. We were a few miles north of being told to huddle in the basement in case if tornados, but we couldn't escape the rain. It fell hard and fast for a couple hours. 

As you can see in the photo above, all that water just couldn't drain away in such a short period of time, and our patio turned into a shallow pond that started flowing over the edging, spilling back into the beds. 

The gravel paths between the raised beds also filled up. It looked like Venice out there for the rest of the afternoon:

All told, we had 4 1/2 inches of rain during the afternoon, and I can prove it:

It's definitely nice not to have to water the garden, but the amount of rain we've had this June is getting to be ridiculous. We need some sun to dry out our pumpkins and squash so powdery mildew doesn't get out of control too early in the season. We also need sun to redden up our next round of strawberries, not to mention our first round of tomatoes.

C'mon, sunshine!


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