Tag Archives: Indiana weather

Rain is magic!

It’s been strange to listen to the evening news week after week, with the “local” (that is Indianapolis, which is NOT local to us) weatherman bemoaning how wet the summer has been. Lakes in southern Indiana are at record levels … Continue reading

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Peas, primulas, posies and more

Taking advantage of the good weather Saturday, a lot of little jobs were done and photographs were taken. The forecast was for heavy rain, followed by a string of frosty nights and for once they were exactly correct. So, the … Continue reading

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April: Monthly review

Where did April vanish in a flash? What a month of contrasts and confusion. Sunny summer-like days came on the heels of blustery, snow-covered winter blasts, and then vice versa! The daffodils put on quite a show, and began tapering … Continue reading

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Recovery!

The 4″ of heavy snow melted almost entirely in one day, but it was followed by a 25 F night. Surprisingly, there was not as much damage as I expected. The Front Garden doesn’t look too bad, although there are … Continue reading

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April Snow

The forecasters were correct for once, although we really didn’t get much rain at all before it turned into snow as the temperatures fell. By evening, even the tiny, tiny flakes were beginning to form a thin blanket. I’d been … Continue reading

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April Fools’ Surprise

We knew it was going to be cold, well below freezing. All the pundits agreed, so I pulled the plastic-covered berry boxes back over the rows of spinach, kale, lettuce, carrots and leeks that we’ve been harvesting over the winter. … Continue reading

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Biding my time…

In my last post, “Resisting the Urge,” my growing impatience to get growing emerged. There were “Oregon Giant” snow peas planted on one of the potager’s trellises, but then planting was halted. The ground is so very dry, and the … Continue reading

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February: Monthly Review

Snow arrived on January 31st and remained until February 26, except for a few piles where the driveway was plowed, and patches in the shade of the Lady Cottage and gazebo. I don’t know how more northern folks manage the … Continue reading

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And suddenly it’s Golden!

This morning, seemingly overnight, our view has changed. Our world is suddenly golden. Leaves that were olive drab yesterday are transformed, especially when viewed backlit with sunshine. I’ve been pondering all summer, as we had week after week of nearly … Continue reading

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Shade jobs

It’s hot! Even for me, so I’ve resorted to looking for jobs that can be done in the shade in mid-afternoon. The lavandins are blooming, and there was a sack of leftover ribbon from wand-making classes we used to hold … Continue reading

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