In the garden: How rainy was it?
So rainy there are mushrooms in my front garden! (Also, the wildflowers are coming along very nicely; the frondy plants are Poppies.) I don't know what mushrooms say about the state of my soil; good things, I assume.
This is the Plume Poppy I bought at the Church Garden sale, a perennial with airy flowers said to grow eight feet tall (!).
Honeysuckle, the obligatory water-droplet-in-leaf photo.
And some cukes. Generally, if I can't put seedlings in the ground right away, I put the flat on their bed, so they can get acclimated to the angle of the sun, and so forth. But it's so wet I was afraid they'd get eaten by slugs, as some Zinnias did. So I left them on the dirt I shovelled over the new hugel bed that, when it becomes sunny again -- it's 50°F and rainy, colder than Fairbanks, Alaska -- I will sheet mulch and turn into a tomato patch.
Wore my winter coat, today. This is ridiculous!