Between a rock and a wet place
Monday March 13th 2023, 10:03 pm
Filed under: Garden,History,Life

The phone rang at dinnertime.

It was a reverse-911 call from the county warning of the incoming storm and pleading for residents to stay home and stay put if you’re not in an evacuation zone. And don’t drive through water in the roadway!

We are staying home and staying put. It’s supposed to start pouring any minute, strong winds, the works, and then another atmospheric river is expected next week. You know the “Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry” line? The levy wishes.¬†They are dropping boulders from helicopters at this point to be able to reach it.

And yet all was quiet here so far. So I took a moment to photograph the biggest Anya seedling: I love its formation, it’s such an elegant little bundle of hope, and its leaves have really grown. It just makes me so happy.

There was enough air movement to twirl its skirts a little.

The flowering pear is at that glorious moment of full bloom mixed with the incoming leaves; it had waited all winter for this.

The start of the storm keeps being pushed back–11:00 pm, they think now. Edit, nope, 1:00 am.

That pear tree was a staked newly planted whip when we moved here. Hey, little apricot? You’ve got this.


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Yes, stay in and stay safe. As they say around here about the standing water on the roads: Turn around, don’t drown. Hey, it kind of rhymes.
Look at that little seedling! And the pear! Just beautiful.

Comment by ccr in MA 03.14.23 @ 5:18 am

Please be safe. And be ready just in case – pack a go bag.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 03.14.23 @ 7:21 am

I hope all is well and that it was better than predicted. It’s never clear to me what I’m supposed to DO when I get weather warnings, but I’m glad to hear you just hunkered down.

Comment by NGS 03.14.23 @ 7:25 am



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