Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Just rain. Instead of reading, I wrote up three blog posts, including this one.
A brief look at the garden:
From inside, a yellow haze on the Azara microphilla variegata is the multitude of tiny flowers.
Allan walked out to the bogsy wood:
As for getting back to work, Thursday might allow a deadheading check of Long Beach and Ilwaco planters:
“Rain before 11am, then a chance of rain showers between 11am and 5pm, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 55. South wind 3 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.”
Friday’s forecast just made me yell, “For cryin’ out LOUD!!!” (or something stronger).
“A developing storm over the eastern Pacific will swing toward the
Pacific Northwest late Thursday night and track from south to
north off the Oregon and Washington coast Friday. As the storm
nears it will likely bring gusty winds. The coast and coastal
mountains areas may have gusts of 40 to 50 mph Friday morning
through afternoon. Also depending on the eventual track of the
storm, the Willamette Valley and interior lowlands in southwest
Washington could see gusts of 30 to 40 mph Friday afternoon into
I would settle down with a good book now. I started such a good one late last night!
However, duty calls us out again to an ACLU People Power meeting. Trump and crew have cut into my free time a great deal since last November to the loss of much weeding and reading time.
I have one hour, only a dizzle of rain; Allan has gone to weed at the Ilwaco Community Building (he finished it!), and I just might go out and flip a compost pile. Um….no…too many rain drops. Catching up on the Tootlepedal blog is more appealing.
At the community building garden:
Later: A rainy dune and beach pine view from Adrift Hotel meeting room:
We had 12 senior women and Allan discussing our communication with local sheriffs about immigration issues. Both sheriffs in question have been helpful and pleasant.