Rainy day!!

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Just yesterday I was disappointed to see that the grass was beginning to dry up, it rained good last night, and is to today and tonight also! :D

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Still raining!

I'm trying to get a few cheerful photo's loaded on photobucket.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/LukeFaithB-Day2010Zoo127.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/LukeFaithB-Day2010Zoo112.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/LukeFaithB-Day2010Zoo094.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/LukeFaithB-Day2010Zoo048.jpg

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:smile:

Nice to have a zoo!

I have no idea where the nearest zoo is here. Although we do have a wolf habitat.

Thank You!

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More photo's!

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/P1010341-1.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/P1010285-1.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/P1010232.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/P1010326.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/P1010285.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/P1010331.jpg

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Pups, Prairie Dogs, Rivers & Trains

Nice Pics, thanx!

Prairie dogs are funny, for some reason they make me laugh almost as much as river otters.

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Got soaked good!

I got an inch and 2 tenths, and have more coming later this week! :)

It has been a nice slow rain that soaked in good, and is almost over now. :)

The moisture has made digging out sod from the root cellar excavation easy, and seems to be perking up every bit of vegetation around!:D

I've been trying to observe the leaves on the aspen and poplar trees to see if I can figure out if the tip about them turning up there leaves works to predict rain, it seems to! :)

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The Summer Forecast

For my zone says cooler than normal, BUT dry summer ... hope yours is better!

We also use maples to predict the rain, but the poplars/aspens seem to be more sensitive.

Just gotta roll with what Nature doles out.

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RE: summer forecast

I think that's about the same forecast as I got.

Do you use the maples to predict the rain the same way as the poplars/cottonwoods/aspens?

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RE: Rain's A-Comin'

Yep, maple leaves are light weight, leaf stems aren't so stiff (except for the hybrid Norway maple) and the root system is spread out ... however a tree grow its branches is mirrored in the root system. So a tall oak or tulip tree with deep roots don't care too much if/when it rains :)

But if it just rained recently, trees aren't good predictors.

Reliable rain predictors are spiders. A day or so before a rain, they get down out of trees and high spots to make new webs in bushes ... bugs don't fly so hot in humidity/rain. ;)

Gee, what a coincidence, tomorrow's rain comes in with the Full Moon ... better get out tonight for some good moon gazing!

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Today was a busy day!

More appointments and shopping filled my day today!

I got two shrub willow, two Black Hills Spruce, an Ostrich fern, and two day lilies all for about $50. When I got home I planted the spruce and willows as well as a crab-apple and juniper bush I had dug and potted last year at moms.

I did some mowing done with both the gas mower and the reel mower.

I finished off my chores with excavating the 14th wheelbarrow of dirt from the root cellar site.

Now I can relax a bit now that it is getting dark!

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