Listening to the weather report as I was fixing dinner last night, I learned that our county and one other were the only ones in Minnesota that weren't under a tornado watch.
Along about 8 o'clock, it became so dark outside that it felt as if someone had turned out the lights. Then the rain began. I don't know when I've heard or seen it rain so hard for such a period of time. A friend said this morning that the electricity was out for a while, but we were unaware of it as we were on solar power.
This is a white pot I have sitting at the end of a potato row in the garden. Can you see how much dirt was splattered up on it from the rain hitting the soil?
I half expected to see our planting of oats and barley in the pumpkin patch flattened this morning, but as you can see, it's still standing tall. (I asked Zoey the Wonder Dog to smile for the picture, but you can tell it's a forced smile; she doesn't like having her picture taken.)
As I toured the garden checking for damage, I couldn't resist taking a picture of this lettuce. Don'tcha think it's just about as purdy as any flower?
The other thing I discovered was that my little pickling cucumber sprouts are poking up through the soil. We shall be making pickles in August, we shall!
the quotidian (10.23.17)
11 hours ago