Unidentified Shining Object

This morning I became overly excited.

The 5 day weather forecast popped up on my screen, with not a single raindrop on it. Not one. For five days. This cannot be true. It wasn’t. Half an hour later, just as I was about to go find my boots and set forth into the abyss… it was indeed raining. But only briefly.

Because then it appeared. Something we have not seen in a good many weeks: a big shining yellow thing in the sky.


Does this mean:


..that I can now safely tackle the weeds on the Precipitous Bank behind the house, that are once again taller than me? (Friends will know that this is by no means an ambitious height target for a human, but it is going some for a weed)

..that Mike will finally be able to burn the product of previous extreme weeding expeditions, dumped on the drive for the last two months at least?

..that we can actually get the 803 sub-base delivered?

..that my tomatoes may yet ripen?

..that I can dig out what is left of the potatoes, without losing a wellie in six inches of mud?

..that the slugs will have to stop basking on the wall of the outhouse in the middle of the day, within chewing distance of my beans?


Perhaps we might even be able to sit out this evening with a glass or two of wine?

And then again, maybe the unaccustomed sunshine just got to my head already.


2017-11-06T19:27:43+00:00July 20th, 2012|Tags: , |


  1. Liza July 21, 2012 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    We had a brief rainstorm as well (yesterday), and it keeps thundering and clouding up, and the winds keep blowing as if it might rain, but it still has yet to. Ugh, I would love some more rain. 🙁

    • Jessica July 21, 2012 at 11:38 pm - Reply

      Very happy to give you some of ours!! Many thanks for visiting my blog. J.

  2. Andy July 22, 2012 at 3:39 am - Reply

    Visiting from Ropcorn’s Weekend Blog Hop.

    I’m in NE US. Please send some of your rain my way. We have been dealing with heat and humidity in the high 90s and 100+ degrees. I hate summer! Too hot, too many bugs and just uncomfortable to be in. I’m already praying for an early autumn, which is my most favorite time of year. Good luck with your gardening. Thanks for sharing.

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn…

    • Jessica July 22, 2012 at 10:04 am - Reply

      I know exactly what you mean about bugs. Now that your weather has finally made it across the pond, there are armies of the damn things. Give it a week and I’ll be complaining about the humidity too. Thanks for visiting! J.

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