They say baseball is a game of streaks.
Well, Western Washington weather is becoming a tale of streaks as well.
Consider this: If it rains at least a little every day through Saturday (which I think it will), we will set a new record for consecutive rainy days in the "dry season" (May through September) with 12. Also, if we fail to make it to 75 degrees by next Wednesday (which I also think we will), we will set the record for the longest wait for our first 75 degree day.
Paul Deanno, KOMO4 Meteorologist
As I sit here at my computer, I at least have a pleasing sight of the Golden Chain tree in full bloom through the window in front of me. I have placed the decals on the glass to deter birds from crashing into the glass. Reminder to self ' go fill the bird feeders'
Last fall I was the happy recipient of some Callas, and did not think they would bloom this year. I am happy to see the first bloom.
She, and I call her she, because she is so beautiful, does not seem to care about the lack of sunshine.
I have never before had a Columbine grow so tall as the white one has, it is over four feet tall, ferns to the left, not wanting to be left behind, seem to be trying to catch up, as they also are taller than last year.
One of my favorite columbines, and it appears it is also a favorite of some critter which has chewed holes in the petals.
There are are couple of climbers planted at the foot of the bamboo tee pee, but they prefer more sun, so are very slow in making an effort to snake their way to the top.
This garden has all kinds of what I call old fashioned flowers. Foxgloves, Sweet William, a couple of old time roses, stock, columbine, violets and a few others.
On another side of the vegetable garden grows this climbing rose which is very sad looking. The heavy rains have bruised the petals but I am sure it will recover as soon as the rain quits and we get some sunshine. Oh! please, please, let there be sunshine soon.