Enough with the severe weather, already!
Friday, May 23, 2014
Tuesday through Thursday Denver and the front range had severe weather. Thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes. My trees have plenty of shredded leaves, but I managed to cover my tomato and basil plants and they came through it okay. Sigh. I worked so hard getting that vegetable garden prepared and planted . . .
Yesterday my office had arranged for a blood donation bus to be across the street from our building in downtown Denver all day and many of us employees had appointments to donate blood - including me. They were just about to insert the needle in my arm when large hail began to hit the roof of the bus - LOUD! The phlebotomist decided to wait a few minutes - and then we heard the tornado sirens going off to warn that there was a potential tornado near! After about 20 minutes things calmed down to just pouring rain outside and I donated blood. Whew!
When I got home, there were lots of tree leaves shredded around my yard, but the purple iris out front looked great. On Wednesday only 3 of the flowers had opened and they had lost all their petals from the hail. No severe weather predicted for at least the next few days. My lawn is getting long and shaggy and will definitely need to be cut over the long weekend. Just need it to stop raining long enough to let the grass dry out enough to cut it! I can tell you the mint I transplanted from the vegetable garden to the xeriscape garden last weekend is doing great with all this moisture.
Have a super long weekend and enjoy some outdoor activity, if you're able.