Friday, June 19, 2009

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Very stormy, high winds, thunder that woke me up and five inches of rain in not much more than five hours.

Those little petals aren't blowin' in the wind. They've been mashed into that position and are holding it.

Needless to say, there were quite a few plants down in the yard, though the effect was oddly spotty. Of course the remaining peonies were flattened, but the new delphinium (just about to bloom) was unscathed.

On one side of the big flower bed, the spiderwort was totally smashed.

Just around the corner, it's still standing tall.

And thank goodness, these lilies (and the yarrow) look as if nothing had happened at all.

It's sunny with a light breeze right now, though water is still standing in the yard and the sump pump is working overtime. But the forecast calls for more rain. Could be flooding in the lower park, just in time for the Father's Day Chicken BBQ. As long as it isn't actively raining mid-day, that won't be a problem. All the food action takes place in the upper park, well above flood level.


smariek said...

I love your lilies.

Mmm... BBQ Chicken. Sounds like you're gonna have a wonderful weekend!

junior_goddess said...

I think we are having a chicken barbecue too!

YarnThrower said...

I somehow managed to sleep through the storm last night.... I'm awake now, however, and it just started raining here again...5:16pm Friday... I hope all goes well with your barbecue!