Remember how I complained bitterly that all the rain was falling on my neighbor's garden? Well, no more. We've come up from less than 10 inches for the season (our rain season is June to June) to over 13 inches, and another storm is on the way. It's been exciting to watch the weather, I've enjoyed the drumming of the rain on the roof, and I don't even mind that the clean-up I did already for the garden tour was all for naught.
And while we're on the topic of happy news, let me tell you about the hawk I saw last week. Yes, right here in suburbia, flying from the redwoods over to the liquidambar tree! I'd seen him/her before, but never before managed a photo. Well, here it is. How exciting is that? Dear hawk, we have plenty, I repeat, plenty of baby squirrels for you to enjoy. Please come back.
And for this Sunday, Country Mouse and I are planning on going to the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. We'll be at the California Native Plant Society booth 2-4, but we're also looking forward to seeing the display gardens and to maybe do a little shopping. Some of our favorite nurseries (including Annies Annuals and Gold Rush Nursery) will be there... and the ground will be moist and ready for a few plants.
Please say Hi if you see us at the booth or elsewhere around the show -- we'll probably wear the ears again. Why be normal?