Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

You know that field behind my house that
 should show the beginnings of something that looks like this?

     This was my view yesterday, before the last round of heavy rains came through in the night. Not exactly the beach, is it? Just walking out into my yard was like walking on a wet sponge. My husband and all the neighbors actually were mowing last night. They are very picky about their yards in our neighborhood and when one person mows, they all mow. We had a brief couple hours of sunshine late yesterday afternoon and the mowers were going crazy. My husband said he had never attempted to mow anything so wet, but since more rain is on the way...he took the only chance he though he had. We are very lucky that we have no flooding in our neighborhood...just a lot of ugly! The flowers just don't want to bloom without sunshine!

I'm joining Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday


Barbara F. said...

Oh Sue better weather just has to be on its way! xo,

Shellbelle said...

You know, everywhere I visit in Blogland, I see the same thing — unusual weather. The images I see on TV are heartbreaking to say the least. I'm so glad your flooding was not worse and I hope it stays that way!!!!

Love the lawn competition, lol. Men are so funny. Reminded me of a t-shirt I once saw, it said, "I fought the lawn and the lawn won."


Donnie said...

What a shame. I hope things clear soon and the sun stays out more.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

OH, Sue! I'm sorry you have such a mess. We need that rain here SO much. We are dry as a bone, and my yard looks bad. It threatens to rain and then doesn't. Then we will get a foot in a day! ;-)


Sheila :-)

Journey said...

Sue, I feel your pain. I looked outside this morning and I swear fish could swim in the lawn. It has rained the last two days and is expected to rain all week. Hubby planted 3 boxwoods yesterday BETWEEN showers and he was standing in water doing it. (He is much more determined than I!) Meanwhile, my lovely flowers are sitting here waiting to be planted and I'm anxious to dig in the dirt! Soon, very soon I'm sure. But the leaves are starting to show and this time of year is always exciting as I wonder where the squirrels have moved my bulbs this year. Their design criteria and mine are not the same! But a few nice surprises are popping up. Here's to sunshine!!!

bj said...


Our poor part of Texas is burning to the ground and the grounds burning, too. High winds don't help.
My daughter in law just lost all the fences on her property....just burned them right up. No buildings there, tho, thank goodness.

Blondie's Journal said...

Reading your's amazing how it is so dry in some places and so wet in others. I hear we are supposed to have sun on Friday, finally!


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

What a shame we can distribute all this moisture where it is needed most... I don't know what to expect here. At the moment everything is perfect BUT we all know how quickly that can change... I hope the weather "EVENS OUT" soon!
Hugs to you,

Linda said...

That's funny...the same thing happens here with the mowers...I hope you dry out soon!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Weeds have popped up everywhere around here with all the rain, and it is to wet to mow. Sun is trying to come out now after 3 days of constant storms - severe storms. The problem now will be the flooding in many places. :(

Old Time Cindy said...

Same here...all rain with lots of flooding. I did a post the other day with the same title as yours. When an hour of sunshine appears, we all run outside to enjoy it as it will start pouring again any minute. Wishing you some dry time!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

heheh.. this makes me laugh ... I was going to do a post with same title too.. haha.. in fact I've added a 'rain' shot to my giveaway.. don't suppose that will go down well. hahahaha

Well at least you have the promise of spring.. whereas we have the promise of winter!! thinking back our spring was pretty darn wet.. and our summer too..

So now I have cheered you right up I'll be on my way.. haha.. ciao xxx Julie