it rains

I find this post from Garden Rant to be a reasonable summary of my own garden thoughts the past couple weeks. Especially points 7, 6, 5, 3, and 1. Even worse, the few baking hot sunny days we had early this week showed two things: that everything in the garden is so accustomed to constant moisture that it will begin wilting the moment the sun comes out, and that three or four weeks of downpour has washed all the nutrients out of our soil and left it sterile and gray. Baby Harvey has only had sun for four out of the eighteen days he's seen so far, which doesn't seem particularly sporting. Still, since we're so tired from babying we can't do anything, it's nice to have the additional justification for sloth of terrible weather; a beautiful day we weren't able to enjoy would be just too sad.