hydrangea blossoming

hydrangea blossoming
Hydrangea on the Edge of Blooming

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Big Winds of Summer

More strange weather here in Point Roberts.  A few nights ago, we had a very big windstorm in the middle of the night that left many people, including me, wide awake between the hours of 2 and 4 am.  And this morning, we awakened to thunder and lightning, eventually falled by a short but intense rain storm.  Windstorms, usually winter; lightning and thunder, usually spring.  But we're in the middle of summer.  Ah, well, even a little rain will help the dried up grass on view in many yards.

But the downside of the windstorm is that all my sunflowers took a very big hit.  The downside of 5 and 6 foot tall plants with very heavy flowerheads is that they don't do well in the wind.  I'd picked maybe ten of them already, but the last dozen were pretty much demolished in the windstorm.

Next week? Maybe hail or something like that?

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