Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blogfire Carnival - April 24, 2009

Our theme for this week's Blogfire Carnival is April Showers - nature, weather and rain.

I can report from southwest Oklahoma that it finally rained. It's been so dry and the earth was all dusty and brown. But then the rain came.

The grass (and weeds) are now showing their colors. I love to take the opportunity to dig up dandelions, just after it rains.

April is the month to get out the lawnmower. And plant a few vegetables. I usually start walking in the park, and mowing the lawn on the weekend. Maybe I'll start walking the dog, so she can enjoy some exercise with me.

It's also the start of tornado season. Luckily, I haven't seen a tornado yet, and I've lived in Oklahoma half my life. Now that's hard to believe - that I've been here for almost 30 years!

The spring thunderstorms usually hit at five o'clock, just when I'm getting out of work. Mad dash to the car! It's no fun, walking in the pouring rain. But it doesn't last long.

Last week I got in my truck and drove up to visit my mom and brother for Family Sunday. We like to get together, do something outside or go to a museum, and have dinner. DH fixed my windshield wipers, so I didn't have to worry if it rained. And it did. Thanks, Danny!

My mom gave me a little present, some watering spheres, for our wedding anniversary, and we tried to remember what year I got married. Does that happen to you? But my mom always reminds me, "It was the year of the big tornado, that ripped through Midwest City and Oklahoma City." 1999. Ten years - wow!


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Congrats on the anniversary :) Those watering spheres are so cool...they're the only thing that keeps my plants alive sometimes!

NICO Designs said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! (But I think it was some time ago or am I confusing you with another teammate?)

I have seen those water things on tv and at Bed, bath and they work?


uniquecommodities said...

Happy belated anniversary!! Glad you got some well needed rain :)

BeadedTail said...

I enjoyed this post today! You brought back memories of living in the midwest during the April storms. Those watering spheres are a neat idea. Congratulations on being married 10 years!

Nancy said...

Glad you finally got some rain! I hate dusty earth...

TiLT said...

dusty earth is now fun...especially when you keep breathing it in :)
love those watering bulbs!

Brigid said...

We haven't been as dry as down south, but the rain sure was welcome. I've been enjoying my first year of "real" gardening (even if it's just in containers).

P.S. We gals to the north miss you, too!

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