It seems to be raining again. It rained last night. It's supposed to rain again tomorrow. After that, Weather.com predicts a whole week of partly cloudy or mostly sunny, but I'll believe it when I see it.
Meanwhile, my yard is a sodden morass of red clay and mud. Evidently actual grass doesn't like this much rain, although the weeds revel in it. Making a mental note to discuss core aeration with my lawn guy. Also reseeding, organic weed control, and hell, maybe even resodding.
I can tell that either I didn't remove the little black rubber plugs from the drainage holes in some of the planters on my deck or those planters need additional holes drilled, because there's standing water in them. I should be emptying water and drilling. In fact, I should be going around emptying all the little nooks and crannies that have filled up with rain, because I don't think we've had a frost yet, and they're not predicting one any time soon, and mosquitos could still be breeding in all those little pools and puddles.
Instead, I'm making a list. One of those useless but amusing lists that always seem more interesting than whatever we're supposed to be doing.
Creatures I will not be taking on my ark (if it comes to that)
- Stink bugs
- Emerald Ash Borers
- Japanese Beetles
- Poison ivy
- And (sorry, Bambi-lovers) the Virginia White-Tail Deer
Happily accepting suggestions for other flora and fauna we'd like to see less of.