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
I'm trying to get a few cheerful photo's loaded on photobucket.
Nice to have a zoo!
I have no idea where the nearest zoo is here. Although we do have a wolf habitat.
Nice Pics, thanx!
Prairie dogs are funny, for some reason they make me laugh almost as much as river otters.
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! :)
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.
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?
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!
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!