Beau October 23rd, 2008
Awoke to a cloudy darkness that gave way to heavy rain this morning. It will be with us most of the day so the outside projects will wait. I know it looks so dismal, but for some reason I enjoy rainy days… mostly. Of course one time we lived near Seattle and had 96 days straight of rain! That’s a bit much. Missouri rain is often intermittent, heavier and then gone almost as quickly as it comes. But today the storm system will pass slowly.
I think rainy days help provide a reason to relax inside or catch up on things we’ve put off for a while. Of course it makes travel a mess, and next week we’re due for our first real frost and freeze. Glad it’s not Halloween today. I think three out of the last four Halloweens were cold and rainy here. Hopefully it will be a decent night for the kids next week, and thank goodness it’s on a Friday this year.
Oh, another bug question to figure out. Beetle Doc are you still around?! I found this “nest” of some type when cutting up that oak tree the other day. It’s very fibrous, with a small, dime-sized opening at the top and what appears to be some type of eggs or balls inside. Is it an insect gall? A spider nest?! I’m not sure what else it could be, but I laid it aside in the bushes.
We still have a few things to finish up outside on the pre-winter checklist, so this weekend will be a good time for that. Up until today I’ve been working on so many different projects, but sometimes I don’t pay enough attention to what the Yellow Lab is up to! I caught him about to go for a swim in the pond a couple days ago. I forget how much he loves water, and when I’m not looking he goes right in. That must be his way of telling me we don’t train enough. He’s two years old now by the way. I swear he looks right through me…