Because I missed the Fourth.
It's been raining for two days straight now and, although we definitely needed the rain, I had just planted some pepper seedlings outside, which I'm afraid will fall victim to flooding. Of course, I've had the past two days off (why wouldn't it rain the whole time) so I've been able to go out and check on them frequently.
Some good news, though: My first strawberry flower!
And my garden harvest from yesterday:There's some tomatoes of various sizes, banana peppers, spinach and mesclun lettuce, and one small onion.
I wish that I had the foresight to buy some fireworks this year. I was so busy working and dealing with other issues that I had completely forgotten the 4th of July until a cashier asked me on Saturday if I was "gearing up for the Fourth". Even though I had no plans my neighbors decided to go all out this year shooting off exploding devices of all sizes, shapes, and colors. It really was a lot more noise and commotion than years past, and I think that was due to the constant rain. All the saturated grass and soil must have set people thinking there was less of a chance of setting fires with stray rockets and falling embers. The past two years were a drought during the Fourth.Print by Ibilbs14
So I got quite a show and a relaxing evening, despite my garden anxiety.
I hope everyone had a great Independence Day!