Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lots o' Rain

Over the weekend Wisconsin was hit pretty hard with rain and storms. Where I live it rained quite a bit Saturday night through Sunday night, but nothing as bad as other areas. My husbands parents live between Wisconsin Dells and Wisconsin Rapids. We visited them on Sunday, and on the way home we saw farmer's field that were completely flooded. Also driving through Oshkosh was not easy, since some areas of the streets had at least a foot of water covering them. My husband's sister lives very close to Lake Delton where you may have seen the houses be washed away in the river on Monday morning.
http://www2.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=760060

We had a VERY late spring here. Last year my peonies were in full bloom by the end of May. This year they are not even in bloom yet, although any day I expect them to open. It's amazing how a good two days of downpours can speed up growth of the plants. My hostas just really seemed to pop over the last couple of days. We had to take down a tree this spring because it was too close to the house. We planted grass there last week, and BOOM the rain made super grass!

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