Happy rain dance ;-)

After endless teasing, hinting and broken promises I was awakened last night by a resounding boom and subsequent Rip Van Winkle echoes ;-) Rain! Finally! I lay there listening to the sound and fell asleep with a smile glued to my face ;-) It was still raining - the gentle, steady rain we so desperately needed - when I woke this morning. Looks like we'll be in for of and on showers for the rest of the week if the weather forecast is to be believed. This may be too little too late for some local trees, but may be enough to save my apple trees, and maybe their crop ;-)
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PhoenixWench wrote:

around here we have gotten a bit of rain recently which might save the crops for the farmers, but we are still way way behind normal. the ditches that normally run all summer are down to a very tiny trickle and we are seeings signs all over of plants/shrubs/trees under stress. like the hollyhocks are barely holding any flowers at all where normally they might hold a few dozen flowers per stalk, instead they hold the top two or three blooms.
Ma said today when she was watering the tomatoes that a hummingbird was in the cherry tomatoes. i've never seen a hummingbird feed on tomato blossoms. i'm suspecting it was because she was watering and it was getting a drink. some times they fly in the spray to get cooled off and take a shower, perhaps they nap droplets on the fly too.
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wrote:

What, no hummer feeders, no birdbaths? You need to be ashamed of your user name.
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Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> writes:

Each to his own.
My view is that my time on earth is limited. Feeding wild animals with feeders is a bad thing. Animal friendly plants are a good thing.
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wrote:

Do you think there's a difference, IDIOT!
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Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> writes:

Yes I think there is a difference.
Who's going to fill the feeder when I pass on? Who's going to fill the bird bath.
On the other hand, that little patch of raspberries I leave alone could survive me for years. Let alone spread to other back yards near by. The same with the butterfly bush.
Besides that I'm not putting out piles of food, causing a mini-population explosion.
But if it make you feel like more of a person to call me an idiot, go for it.
Personally I don't need to call other people names to feel good about myself.
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Dan Douchebag wrote:

No shit, did you think that up all by yourself, Idiot.

The same one who did before you arrived.

Idiot is not a name, idiot defines your intelligence quotient. You want a name, try on Douchebag.
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Brooklyn1 wrote: ...

five birdbaths, yes. flowers for bees and hummingbirds yes. feeders, no, to feed the birds have to forage for bugs, nectar. feeders around here are raccoon, possum and etc attractions. we don't need that we have enough varmints already.
we have a large variety of birds here all day. sometimes there is a waiting line at the birdbaths and the pecking order comes into play. very funny.
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