Sunday, May 21, 2006
A survivor of the great rain and hail storm a few days ago.
A few days ago, I can't remember the actual day as they've all blurred thanks to working all hours, all the time, there was a huge burst of rain and supposedly hail. What the...? I was in my apartment and I remember looking out the window and seeing gushing water. I thought my neighbor was using the hose to clean my window.
I decided to stretch and go outside to see what was up. It wasn't my neighbor, I forgot, they were in Minnesota. It was rain and it was coming down in buckets. My garden was flooded. The WORMS!!! I had just gone out the night before collecting them from the nearby park to relocate them to till my garden. The plant pots were overflowing with H2O. The water wasn't draining out of the bottom holes fast enough. Dirt was overflowing.
In order to save the worms I put up my small tent that I bought a few years ago for a trip to Wasaga beach. I got soaked assembling it in the rain. Not the smartest thing to do as it's comprised of a bunch of metal poles and there was lightning. I figured the lightning would hit the house or some tree first.
Once garden was covered from the rain I drained the flower pots of excess water. The rain hitting the ground had made dirt fly up all over the place. The wind knocked over the gnome and the rectangular planter. It was a mess.
The garden back to normal sort of.
Today I was talking to my upstairs neighbor, Lisa wondering if any of the worms survived, and as if on cue, this worm (see first picture) wiggled out of the ground and made it's way across the garden dirt. It was an easy snack for onlooking birds so I grabbed it and stuck it under the rectangular flower box.
Then back into the apartment to work.