[gardeners] Wednesday almost in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 12 Apr 2000 17:00:34 -0500

Had work to do this morning and then back out to a meeting at 1000.
About 1130 the bottom fell out of the sky, we got more than 6 inches of
rain in one hour, terrible winds blew trees down, limbs down, and
cleaned our carport for us. All the tomatoes were blown down and have
now been put back upright. The power was off for about 4 hours so we
took afternoon naps.

I got completely soaked through just trying to get home and helping
folks whose cars were stranded on flooded streets. Luckily I was driving
the big red truck myself. Haven't had so much fun playing in the rain in
years. Every one seemed to have big grins on their faces at the idea
that the two-year drought may be over finally. The impoundments will be
full of water again, the rivers will run fresh again, and the air is so
clean it smells wonderful. Ain't nature grand!