Friday, November 12, 2010

Wet Autumn Garden

The rain gauge is no longer in the garden.  I took it down so it wouldn't fill with water, freeze and break this winter.  So, there won't be any rain gauge reports or rain barrel status.  The rain barrels are upside down until spring so they won't fill with water, freeze and break this winter either.

It has been a dry autumn.  Yesterday and last night, we finally received some rain.  About .54" 

I like how the autumn garden looks when it is wet.


  1. We could really use some rain. We've had almost gale force winds today. It has rattled the screen door all night long.


    Sheila :-)

  2. We need some rain too. Rain makes every season look a little brighter.

  3. I especially like your last photo. GA is very dry too but rain is expected in the next few days. Just about all of our leaves are off the trees now. Hope you will have a great weekend.

  4. We got the most beautiful slow rain ever!! Had about 1.20 right before the sun went down tonight. I could see my breath in the air when I went out!! Tonight we're planning a movie with hot apple cider and cinnamon bun popcorn (which is just about ready to come out of the oven) Have a GREAT weekend.

  5. Your garden looks lovely in the rain. I've forgotten what rain looks like:) But it's in our forecast for tomorrow, so I have my fingers crossed.

  6. ~Sheila
    I hate rattling winds. Makes it hard to sleep. Hope you get some rain.

    Hope you get some rain too.

    Thanks for checking out the photos. Most of our leaves are down but a feW are hanging on.

    You got a nice amount of rain. Sounds like you're having a great evening. I heated up the oven and roasted an acorn squash from this year's garden. Yummy with brown sugar and maple syrup.

    Hope you get rain also!

  7. Hi Sherlock,
    What a wonderful idea to have a rain gauge and the like in your garden, aalthough it does sound like a wise decision to take it in before it freezes. Your garden is looking very neat, and yes, rain does always seem to highlight all of the colours in a garden, even if at this time of year they are mostly greens and browns. We are having a prolonged bout of gales here at the moment. Take care.

  8. I would love to do that...all garden and no grass. I like your circle bed. The temps have really cooled down here...we had a cool front come through and i think the high tomorrow is 59 degrees. brrr...jk

  9. ~Gary
    I hope the wind lets up for you. Thanks for checking out the garden.

    No grass was the goal. There is still a little in the front garden and the alley. I think we're at 56 degrees now. Don't freeze down there. :-)


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