A journal documenting the trials and tribulations of gardening on the rocky coast of Downeast Maine. My attempt at keeping in touch with my many friends and loved ones who live all across the nation.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Sunrise over the island
After Monday night's severe thunderstorms (highly unusual here on the coast), we awoke this morning to a beautiful sunrise. The second day after a frontal passage generally brings a whole new, clean air mass and this morning is no exception. The temperatures are in the low 50's and it feels great after the heat and humidity earlier in the week! The only downside is that the storm, which was accompanied by 1/2 inch hail, did a number on my garden. The canna's leaves were literally shredded and the taller perennials beaten down by wind, rain and hail. They're beginning to perk up a bit this morning, but I may have to get out this weekend and do a bit of staking.
Gardening and knitting fanatic! I love digging in the dirt (what little I have of it!) My zone 5 garden is located on 2 1/2 heavily wooded, rocky acres on the coast of Downeast Maine and is shared by Hubby and our two cats, Spike and Sluggo. When unable to garden, I love to knit, cook, pursue my photograpy, bake and read numerous other blogs.