We awoke to a rainy and cool morning and it looks to be that all day long!
I have been absent for a few days. We went to St.Louis, actually the O'Fallon area, to visit our son and his family for the Easter weekend. It was a rainy and stormy weekend. We were just 25 miles from Lambert Airport and when the storm is moving at 60 plus mph, that isn't far. We spent the evening in the basement. The devastation in nearby communities was horrible. I feel so sorry for those folks. We were all spared, but it was a close call.
We missed seeing our grandson play baseball because of the weather, but will try again in May. He plays tournaments every weekend.
It was wonderful to visit with them. Our son took his Dad and two of his children to a Cardinal game and they had wonderful seats under roof so when a brief rain came up they were fine. My DIL and I stayed home. She wanted some help with perennials in her front and east beds. I introduced her to Bluestone and talked her into waiting for me to dig up some of mine for her. She did put in a pretty heft order for shady and semi-shady plants. I sure hope they do well for her.
We came home to just one inch in the gauge, but it rained overnight another l inch and is raining lightly now. I need some sunshine!!
We got in late in the afternoon and so I didn't take an extended tour of the yard, but did notice a few iris had opened and the white hesperis. Also I can see the white clematis, Henryi, in the cellar bed is in bloom.
I collected 15 very dirty eggs. The chickens seemed quite content in their new run and all was well. The cows were happy and content; all this rain is a very good thing for pastures.
Random Flower Picture
The oriental poppies are beginning to bloom.