Sunday, June 25, 2017

Soggy bottom

The sun returned this afternoon. The remnants of tropical storm Cindy moved off to the east leaving Alabama as soggy as a baby's bottom.

I took my second cup off coffee outside and walked down to the garden. All but one tomato plants are prone on the ground. They are OK, but when it drys enough, I'll sink posts on each end and string wire across the garden and then secure the tomato baskets to the wires. This should keep them erect for the rest of the summer barring a hurricane.

Most of the sunflowers were also blown over. They were lying on the ground with blooms the size of softballs. We'll try to get those up as well, but it might be easier to cut the blossoms off and have a beautiful bouquet for a few days. We'll see.

I shot the picture below of our sunflowers on this day in 2010. It was a little gnarly so I art'ed it up for tonight's post.


  1. How disheartening to have your beautiful tomato plants and sunflowers knocked down by Hurricane Cindy but on the other hand, it could have been much worst. We had much cleaning up to do in the aftermath of Hurricane Arthur July 2014.

    I'm sure the plants will appreciate any help they can get to keep growing.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. Its been cloudy here with only a few showers. I think the last part of next week is supose to be a washout here.
    Beautiful sunflower photo.

  3. Hopefully the sunflowers will rise up on their own when the sun encourages them to do so. But as you know the tomatoes will need some help.

  4. Anonymous1:14 AM

    I'm glad it was the plants & not your house!!

  5. Soggy bottoms make me think of baking.
    I am sorry to hear about your sunflowers and tomatoes though. I hope they can be saved.

  6. I do love sunflowers. Hope it tries out enough so you get everything up where it belongs.

  7. Yesterday it reached 99 degrees here in Portland. Today it should be sunny in the afternoon with temperatures around 78 degrees.

  8. Not nice to have plants ruined and when I read the words soggy bottom I thought of baking pastry

  9. I do like your attitude and wording.... soggy like a baby's bottom! (big smile)


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