Not a new band name, sadly. Nope, we’re in the middle of a Pineapple Express. Under the house, the sump pump is going like the bilge pump of a sinking ship. In the back garden we have a new and temporary creek:
But inside the house, all is warm and snug. In the kitchen the kerbs are growing like vines. Here’s the barbershop quartet of thyme, basil, marjoram and a tiny wee shoot of chive:
Remember, they only started sprouting this week. They’re going to be monsters. Here, for completists (you know who you are), is the full set:
As you can see, the parsley and sage are being a bit dilatory. I see condensation on the plastic hat over the sage, so it might well be that the seeds are germinating. But the parsley, I dunno, the parsley might be a dud.
I hope your Sunday is warm and snug (or, for those of you in the southern hemisphere, cool and airy). And now I think it’s time for some chocolate biscuits, or perhaps crumpets dripping with butter. Or, aha! Crumpets, followed by tea and biscuits. The right answer always comes…
8 thoughts on “Nickel Creek and the Kerbs”
The parsley will come. They're looking fantastic, beautiful to see young shoots.
Parsley is always very slow. Stay dry!
Jude, Astrid, okay, I'll take you word for it on the parsley. I'll give it one more week.
I can't imagine what it would be like to live somewhere with that much rain. Granted, our streets flood somewhat for 24 hours or so every July and/or August when we have a big rainstorm (= at most two inches, usually in an hour or so, with or without microburst), but all you have to do to unflood them is muck the branches, leaves, gravel, and hail out of the storm sewer intakes at either end of each block and let gravity do its thing. I always found it to be fun bonding time with the kids because you get a little slap-happy after you're calf-deep in icewater for awhile.
As for winter precipitaion, we have had none. No Halloween blizzard. No snow save for ten minutes a couple of weeks ago. One quick 20 minute spat of spitting “rain”, but that's it. If we don't get some rain or snow soon, fire season is going to be very interesting and job-creating next year.
The Kerbs look fantastic, wee little things that they are :).
I've lived in rainy places my whole life. Every now and again, though, it gets old.
Dry is getting old here. We need an Albuquerque low system to come through.
I loved England so much when we visited it — it's so very lush. I'd love to live there. Lush just does't happen here.
25° and sunny here in Atlanta. brrr…
Well, we have sunshine this morning. Sun!
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