It’s one of those days where the clouds are more gray than white. It’s cold and everything feels sleepy and quiet. It’s a day for soup and blankets and falling asleep on the couch while reading a book. In its own way, today is beautiful.
All of these are serious issues that demand the public's attention, but if we're honest, as gardener's we tend to think first about how the rain affects our own plots of earth. Most of us are happy for the extra water. It means we can turn off the sprinklers for a few days after a good storm. But too much water can be a problem as well especially when you have a leaking gutter that drains directly onto a small Japanese maple that won’t appreciate the pounding water or the wet feet.
|One of my serious water issues - a gutter that leaks. I hate gutters.|
Too much water also means that gardeners need to stop working in their soil to avoid compaction and damaging plants. But when there is a break in the action, the clouds of a rainy day provide a great opportunity to take a few snapshots of your yard without having to worry about the harsh lighting of a bright sun. Plus, the rain makes everything look cleaner. Call it the very thin silver lining of an unseasonably rainy day in June.
|One thing to do in the garden on a rainy day - take pictures!|