is fooling everyone. We had "Quite" a storm this morning
And another Lightening strike!
Out back somewhere!
Not sure what was hit but it was LOUD! After last weeks strike I found myself wanting to hide under the bed.... Our power went out and this time it stayed out for hours, until the power company came out to restore it! Although it was 9 in the morning, inside our home was as dark as midnight and I sat on the sofa, while a violent thunderstorm loomed over us, knitting to candle light. Me and Rikki (my 16yr old cat) sat together trembling. I'll need to go back and find mistakes in my stitches, for sure!
It has been raining for the past three days and everything is soaked. The creek out back is flowing into my yard and so many trees are loosing branches with the gusts of wind.
All my plants are drowning!
The little Gnome is dealing with the weather very well.
Rainy season has been hard on us in the Tampa Bay area. This morning everyone was soaked during rush hour trying to get to work.
But I was lucky. I had no where to go!
Each summer I come to expect the rain but after a few weeks of it, it starts to get old and all of us here can't wait for the Fall, when it ends. What I would like to do with all this rain is huff and puff and send it West to Texas and the states in need of rain!
Come on Winter!
Well, just for us here in the tropics.
I'm not wishing it for you all up North.
Oh how I remember Central, Illinois in the winter!
That is why I'm here in Florida.
Ok,, I'll stop complaining!
Enjoy what is left of Summer everyone!
School starts August 22nd in my area and I'm sure there's a lot of grumbling going on. Boy did we have "Quite a Storm"
My Purple Cone Flowers have had to contend with all the rain we have been getting each day and they did not grow to the heights of past years. I thought it was time to harvest a few seeds for next year.
Before they wilt away and drown!
I cut a few of the older blooms and let them dry for about two weeks.
Then I gently tore the flowers apart to reveal the seeds.
Once separated I put them into a standard envelope for storing, to prevent moisture from forming. Over the next few weeks I'll collect more seeds, then plant them in the ground in the Fall. This way they will start sprouting in the early Spring. That would be about February in my zone 9-10
There will be quite a few envelopes saved with the many different flowers that grow in my yard. I'm also sure there will be seeds sprouting, that fall from the plants...
"Mother Nature" will re-seed on her own.
It's hot and steamy out and I'm getting ready for the fall.
I noticed all the Halloween items going up in many stores.
Slow down time!
I just can't believe it's the middle of August already. Just think, the children in my area will be starting school on the 22nd of this month. Where did the Summer go?