Thursday, July 06, 2006

Wild Weather

This week was an absoloute rollercoaster for the weather. Did I mention that if you didn't like the weather you should wait ten minutes? Well that saying was proven yet again as we experienced everything from hot muggy stifling temperatures to incredible lows, severe thunder, wicked winds and hail. The thunderstorms were so severe my two pupheads were found cowering in bed with C when I got home from work and normally they are not fraidy pups. The lightning was so distracting on my drive home I had to remind myself NOT to stare out my passenger window but to keep my eyes on the road itself. I lost a few plants to the wind, namely a blooming stalk of phlox and a few weak stems on the tomato plants. The poor tomato plants also took a major beating in the hail storm and have scars on the stems where the hail pelted at them, the Canna Lilly also has torn leafs where the hail ripped right through to the ground. The hydrangeas in the flower boxes wilted in the suffocating heat and I thought they were goners for sure. It does appear that all plants have however managed to continue to live and thrive in the garden, despite the wild weather and mounting odds against them. The storms have since parted (hopefully for a few days) and the weather has been a comfortable 20 - 25 degrees, absoloutely perfect for sharing a drink in the backyard with neighbours (all of whom are watching my tomato plants with a careful eye- remember no fence), or taking the doggies for a walk along the lakefront. Bryan and Kaycee normally suffer through the summer months with their hot black fur coats, and since Byran believes that it is unregal of him to have a wet coat, he suffers most. Yesterday the weather was a perfect sunny but bearable day for the doggies so I strutted out to the waterfront for a stroll. All three of us were very happy to meet Sammy, a fellow Berner sitting with his Mistress and keeping watch of the grandchildren playing in the park.


Blogger Karen said...

Great lightning picture. Sorry for your garden destruction in the wild weather, though.

7:45 p.m.  

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