It has been raining for five days, steadily all day and all night. All the salt in our shakers is solid. We have seen blue sky just now, and it gives one a real lift. Our sadness is easing a bit too. Dave found this picture of baby pugs on Birmingham AL Craigslist. They are not ready to adopt and neither am I, but they will be by the 16th, so we'll see. Love that one with his belly up.
The pond is overflowing and swallowing up the lily pads, temporarily, and draining through the tube in the deep end, into the driveway, and out to the culvert. We are glad to live up. The hydrangeas think the weather is perfect. They get more purple everyday.
Coneflowers are opening and staying ahead of the munchers, and the white Blushing Bride hydrangea has never looked better in its new home above the pond. Underneath I spied a volunteer coleus. Neat surprise.
Because of the rain the fish are very interested in being fed and make a fuss over the tossed in food. The two small koi I bought in May are growing and now distinguishable from the goldfish. I get excited when I spot them. It don't take much, folks.
And I am also happy to announce my dishwashing revolution continues to work! I have not had one day of my usual mountain of stacked dirty dishes in a week! My secret is the soapy wands in the ice cream bucket. Sigh. What took me so long? I think I might continue to pare down, starting in my clothes closets.
I've been inspired (Pinterest pin) to pack up stuff I NEVER wear and find a new spot for them in the garage attic. Labeled and easy to find if the occasion ever arises. Some will go to Goodwill of course. I probably got them there in the first place.
Amazing what a few days of rain will inspire.