Enough Already!

This is my rain guage as of 5:40 PM today. Now, an inch of it fell on Monday, which leaves over 3 inches so far today. And it is still raining.

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This is not normal. According to the weatherman, the rain we got so far today is the amount we normally get for all of July. I had to bail my basement for two hours this afternoon. Usually water drips down the wall in a couple of places right into the french drain causing no problem, but today it came pouring in beyond the french drain, so I used big pans and had to run back and forth between each “fountain” to empty the pans into the sump pump and/or wash tub on the other side of the basement and keep the water swept into the french drain. I just bought a new hot water heater, I don’t need to buy another new one, or a new furnace – I just had it cleaned and checked. I’m looking forward to heat and humidity if you can believe it – well, not really, just something besides precipitation and being concerned about the basement.

Last evening these two Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura) came to visit and get a drink:

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Here’s a female American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) that also stopped by last night on my Lovage:

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The Norway Spruce cones are still green and keep growing downwards:

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And. . . I went outside today to make sure the drains were draining away from the house, and there was a beautiful big fat snake!!! I suspected I had a snake in my garden because I saw the plants wiggle as if there was a snake underneath. Everything is flooded so he probably had to come out to look for a “dry” spot, or at least one that wasn’t drenched. I was in the middle of the basement issue, so I couldn’t take a photo for you. Maybe another day!

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