Saturday, July 18, 2009

ET tried to land in my back yard

Picking up from where I left off (yesterday), last night's gusts were reported to be up to 40 mph, and this is what I witnessed this morning. It wasn't the best way to start the day, as I really don't know if I should try to prop the stalks back up and risk injuring them further, or just wait and see what happens next. I'm ready to chalk up this summer as a lost cause for gardening. At least the accompanying hail didn't seem to do much damage.

Average daytime temperature: 22°C / 72°F

9 comments:

  1. Oh dear - but isn't it nice today without the heat and humidity?

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  2. We had some bad weather yesterday too. Thankfully no hail though. Some of my plants are alittle beat up from the winds & heavy rain though. Mother Nature does make it interesting for us gardeners sometimes. ;)

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  3. I am crossing my fingers that your corn will make it!

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  4. Sue - my husband and I both agreed that today would have been a nice for hiking. I'll get over ET's mishap for sure!

    PG - yes she does, to the point where you want to scream and shout to the heavens! Next year I'm staking the corn to the ground in keeping one step ahead of her.

    Amber - thanks Amber. It was dejection for most of the morning but I'm sure that *I* will be fine tomorrow, and hopefully the corn as well. ^-^

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  5. Oh, boo. You have had way more rotten weather than seems fair. Surely your corn will right itself? It wants to survive, too, no? Still have not mailed the jar-lifter - am searching for an appropriate box. Any day now, Rowena, any day...

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  6. the wind can be so scary here!!!!I've had laundry end up way down the road before ( laundry in Italy is a nightmare in itself) Then had to rewash..and our barn roof torn off before. Good thing we live in stone houses here..
    stellina

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  7. Fern - the day after we propped them back up with bamboo sticks. We shall see how they do!

    Stellina - tell me about it. Every now and then I'm picking up my neighbor's laundry as he sometimes neglects to fasten things with a clothespin. Towels, no problem, but skimpy underwear makes me a wee bit embarrassed!

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  8. What the hail? So sorry to hear about your gardening frustrations. ARGH!

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  9. Christina - honestly, this summer has been the pits with all that Mother Nature has thrown at us. Better luck next year (I hope!)

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