Garden Update – Life in Michigan
Here’s a warning to unsuspecting folks who may blindly stumble into confrontation with me today: we lost power at 2:30am and I never went back to sleep. Probably best for others to keep their conversations short and friendly. No complaints today.
Why did we lose power? No idea. Bob and I got out of bed and went outside to look around. No rain. No storms. Nothing. Pulled up Consumer’s Energy, reported the outage, and checked out the map. All of Pennfield Township was out of power, from Capital to North, from Roosevelt to Mud Lake. Weird. They had it back on by 4:00am, but by that point, falling asleep was rather pointless. Later this morning (5am?) storms did roll in.
Anyhow, the rain means I won’t have to water tonight. It hasn’t rained in weeks, it seems. Everything has been so hot and dry. For the past few days, the forecast would call for storms. Yesterday on the way home from work, it did seem like something was building:
But then nothing would happen. And it was hot and quite humid.
I did water everything last night after dinner. Hadn’t seen the oriole in a day or two (maybe the heat keeps them away?) but he was there at the feeder briefly last night.
I keep saying it, but it seems this has been a rather strange year, weather-wise. Whatever, the flowers look fantastic (and the tomatoes and radishes are making good progress).
The outdoor stray-side kennel project started today. That’s right, it’s construction season at the shelter once again. They are starting by taking down the fencing, saving as much as they can. Then the heavy equipment will come in to level everything back there. It will be great when it’s done. It’s going to be a mess in the meanwhile.
Can you believe next week is already the 4th? Once again, I’ve saved my vacation to the very end and I’m off all next week. Rather looking forward to it. No major plans, other than to avoid the airport (next week is the Field of Flight Balloon Festival). Mom and I will be taking a day trip to Bowling Green to meet up with family. That should be a good time.