Friday, May 22, 2009

Last Week, I Did Say We Needed Rain

10:00 a.m.

I haven't had to worry about watering the garden this week, but at what point do I start building the ark?

It's been raining for 4 days straight. Last night's weather report warned that it might drop more rain on us than Tropical Storm Fay.

2:00 p.m.

There was a break in the rain. The sun came out. Blaze was able to go play on the swing and DH and I went for a walk to look at the garden and the lake.

Our first tiny eggplant is growing:

This little lizard was staying out of the wet grass by sunning himself on the new bamboo trellis Blaze and I started building last week, but haven't finished yet


The storm knocked down a tree, which is now blocking one of the dirt roads that lead into the student gardens.

The water level in the lake was a bit high

This monstrously large snapping turtle swam right towards us as we stood on the lake shore, looking at the water. I guess it thought we were going to throw it food (feeding the animals in Lake Alice is against the law).

I was actually very glad to see this little alligator again. I'm pretty sure this is the same one that was in our garden, so the last time I saw it, it was waiting to cross the street between the gardens and the lake on a day when the traffic was particularly heavy due to graduation.


8:25 p.m.
So, I guess, I now know where to find a couple of the animals when I have to start loading the ark. It's started raining again.


Tammy said...

I love the sound of rain. We don't get it here very often, so I treasure it when it does rain. I remember living in NY and it raining ALL the time, though.

My oldest is a huge turtle lover. I'll have to show her this post of yours when she gets home. :)

Tan Family said...

You live in an amazing place! Beautiful pictures, and beautiful family. I love your blog. Jennifer --

Jeannette said...

What a great post!
Had to laugh about the Ark..;)
I am really such a citygirl...every time I read your stories about alligators I´m thinking...RUN!
Would love to see the turtle though.
Have a great weekend, Jeannette

Tammy said...

Jeannette, I am with you! Crescent Moon's mention of alligators scares me every time, lol. :) Must be something you get used to and learn to live with...

Crescent Moon said...

That alligator is just a baby, so I'm not really scared of it. I still keep a safe distance and use the zoom lens to take pictures, though.
The adult alligators are a whole other story. Those worry me.
I bet that snapping turtle could do some serious damage if it bit someone, too.

One of the boys I tutor says he gets large adult alligators in his backyard on a regular basis.

Ula said...

It is posts like these that remind me why I left Florida

Crafty Crow