|Strollings, Pootlings and Musings|
|Season 7 – Spring 2021|
|Series 7 – Inevitable Changes|
|Tuesday 18th May 2021|
|It’s way too wet and just not moist enough!|
It’s raining again …. more rain and not just rain, but seriously heavy downpours – squallish – is that a word? Maybe, from the word ‘Squall’, they just arrive suddenly and violently, windy , dark and wet. I mean l know, l say the wetter the better and that is applicable to so many things … but currently l need the drier the better.
I can’t help but think of a terrific post l read yesterday on Ashley’s blog that is making me laugh just thinking about it now – l laughed hard reading it last night as well – you may have seen it already, but in case you haven’t you can check it out here … Word Aversion: What Words Gross You Out?
It all started really with Grace informing us that the word Moist is quite hated … which l find surprising, as l happen to like the word moist, as in not wet, but not dry either …. moistened and to moisten are good words also. I think of many things when l think of the word ‘moisten’ … mostly gardening – but not all! But mostly, or moistly perhaps – gardening …. my seedlings need to be moist but not sopping – l am surprised that people don’t dislike the word sopping more or even soaking – and more so if they don’t like the word moist!
Currently outside is far from moist, it’s sopping and soaking and not soaking away fast enough to even just leave everything wonderfully moist! Nope, it’s dripping wet, droplets are dropping and splashing everything and making them wetter – great for a wet tee shirt contest, but not for planting seedlings!
My butt, oh sorry, my water butt is filled again and could have filled twenty times alone since Saturday!
We are supposed to have really wet rain all this week as opposed to simply moist rain … l could live with moist grounds but not soaking and or sodden grounds …. the seedlings will have to wait for drier times, which is all well and good, but a few are starting to get a bit leggy. I am currently over run with seedlings and they NEED to be outside in the moist ground and not outside in the sodden grounds.
It was wonderful earlier for my morning walk, a bit cloudy, marginally overcast – but warm, and the rains falling now, were not set to fall until much later in the day than they currently are – they started in earnest around 12.30pm, and they weren’t really supposed to be here and this heavy until much later on in the day – roughly 7pm. So that has put a dampener on the day …… mm, damp is like moist you know, slightly damp – so that’s not the right word, to say the rains have put a dampener on things just aint right … the rains have done way more than merely make the ground damp!
Even the ducks are not currently impressed with all the water falling ….. l have seen more ducks off the stream than on it this week.
But l was glad to have gotten my morning walk in when l did, as l had wondered if l should take an afternoon walk instead and spend more quality time in the garden with the seedlings ……. to decide against that idea was lucky, l guess.
Suze is over here at 3pmish and we are to start work on the assembly of the GT40 S Treadmill – monster that it is! It’s way bigger than l thought it was going to be even knowing all the measurements as l did … and once it is together l think it’ll be even bigger again – it’s like having some kind of battle tank in the house – but it is going to be l hope a huge investment.
I said to Geoff only this morning in comments that this is a running mill as opposed to purely a walking mill – so it should be sturdier and more robust. It is certainly heavy duty for sure, but it will be great to have as an additional bit of home exercise kit for times like now when getting outside for walking isn’t practical on account of the squallish weather!
This morning’s walk was fresh and whilst spring finally feels like it is here, summer is just around the corner too and that can be seen in the way the colours of the trees are changing – buds have turned to blossoms and now the blossoms are changing again to display either the fuits or the summer leaves which are vibrantly coloured in various shades of green, russet and orange – and walking along the Ramparts today with the sun dappling through the foliage was a very much welcomed break.
Anyway, Suze’ll soon be here, so l best start making preparations for a giant to be born! Catch you later and thanks for reading!