Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Bit Of Precipitation On The Outer Banks.

I worked for about an hour or so this morning, happily planting seeds in the egg cartons I get from Harris Teeter (with 30 eggs for $2.87). These are clear plastic cartons and have lids so they're like little miniature green houses. I got the last one out on the deck, feeling very proud of myself for getting one more thing crossed off my to-do list. It got really dark, the wind picked up, so I headed back outside to bring my little greenhouses inside. As I opened the slider, there was a flash of lightening and a huge crash of thunder - simultaneously I might add. So I retreated back in the house. Too late. A big ol' gust of wind lifted up three of my little greenhouses and deposited them in the yard next door. Curses. Then we had a bit of precipitation. Thank goodness I hadn't put our heirloom tomato seedlings outside. Mr. Hawthorne would not have been pleased. I'd probably have to go into the Witness Protection Program if I'd caused any injury or death to those damn tomato plants. Mama and Sister Hawthornes, when you click on the links below, click on the blue "Full Size" tab when Photobucket comes up. After clicking on "Full Size," go to the top right of the new screen and click the middle button to maximize the screen. Got it? Unfortunately, Blogger is no longer uploading videos and I had to find a new service. I'm not sure I'm all that crazy about Photobucket, so if anybody has a favorite video uploader, please let me know. See here. Dixie did not like this turn of events. And here. And here. And here. And here. Actually I did not like this turn of events.


Kathy said...

Awww, I am totally jealous. We didn't get any of those turn of events up here. I would have llllloved it.

Hairball T. Hairball said...

Did your truck get any damage from the hail?

Rosie Hawthorne said...

No damage to the truck, Hairball.
Big damage to my seeds.
Lost my artichokes.
My assorted peppers.
My columbines.
Some other stuff.

Hairball T. Hairball said...

Glad your truck is okay but, that really sucks about your garden!