This past Monday (two days ago) we had a lot of rain in a very short period of time. It was 2 1/2 inches in about 45 minutes. Since it was late in the evening we had to wait until the next morning to see what this gully-washer did. For those who are new to the blog, I live on a sloped lot. The top of the street the elevation is 480 feet above sea level, the house is about 465 ft. and the lake is at 440 ft. Downhill all the way to the lake. The picture below shows a lot of the washout. Lost a lot of the leaf litter and a lot of the top layer of soil. The pathway lost a lot of mulch too.
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Now for the good....a quick overview of the goodies in the garden.
|Physocarpus opulifolius 'Coppertina'|
|Callirhoe involucrata Winecups|
Catmint, Nepeta racemosa Walker's Low is truly a pollinator magnet. The activity was amazing!
Lots of bumblebees, nary a honey bee.
Lucky for me, the Yorktown Onion didn't get washed away, it was right next to the water's pathway.
The Edgeworthia chrysantha are super happy. Love their large leaves.
And finally, a little Cuckoo...made an ID on a bird that we have heard in the trees, and finally today, I SAW IT!! To top it off...I got a picture too. This is a Yellow Billed Cuckoo. Here is the sound he makes.
Tomorrow I leave for Asheville for the Garden Bloggers Spring Fling. Stay tuned for updates!!
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