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rain, rain, go away

It’s been raining for days. Days and days AND DAYS. And I’m so sick of it.

The flooding in Noah’s home town—Canmore, AB—has given me a bit of perspective. It could be worse. Only my garden and my mood are affected by our rain. And my will to live, but I’m working on that.

so much weeding to get done before Saturday. stupid rain has prevented me from weeding for over a week, and has made the weeds a million times worse. gah!

There are so many weeds in my garden and they’re overwhelming me, mostly because I’ve tried to go out and get rid of them multiple times, but I end up soaked, and it’s JUST NO FUN.

Things are growing, though, so I guess that’s a plus?

zucchini flower

And I found a tiny window of non-rainy weather the other day and finally planted my dahlia seedlings.

I hope these babies grow a crazy amount while I'm gone. my mom always had dahlias when I was growing up. it's funny how you can't wait to leave home but then want to bring pieces of home with you.


I also finally put the rest of my seedlings—some tomatoes and a few peppers—into pots and lined them up our front steps. Preston “helped” a ton. He loved stacking the empty pots. He LOVES being outside and our outside time has been limited lately, besides that other little space of non-rainy time when we were locked out of the house.

During Preston’s nap on Thursday I tried again to get some weeding done and just got sick of being drenched. I did find this guy in the grass, though.

found this guy when I went out to try to weed the garden. (SOMEONE MAKE THE RAIN STOP, PLEASE) he was just sitting in the grass. I put him under the canopy of the garage so he wouldn't get soaked.

I don’t know what he is. Some kind of moth? I’m much too lazy to look it up. He wasn’t moving, though he was still alive, so I put him under the overhang of the garage so he wouldn’t get too soaked.

He does look kind of ominous and evil, doesn’t he?

There better not be any rain in California.

Categories: the garden project

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  • Angella Sunday, June 23, 2013, 2:50 pm

    We’ve had a lot of rain, too. Our peppers are not happy.

    • jen Monday, June 24, 2013, 3:33 pm

      Mine, neither. They’re only like two inches tall!