It's so damp that:

helenh(z6 SW MO)August 7, 2013

Keep this going

I've found two snapping turtles -small ones- in my yard this week.

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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

Helen, I am wandering if the tomatoes are going to turn into tasteless water balloons with all this rain. No snapping turtles here that I know of.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 2:31PM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

I haven't seen any turtles in my yard but a few when I was driving and swerved around a couple toads when I was mowing. : )
I've been trying to make sure there isn't any standing water around for mosquitos to breed in. I'm sure they're finding plenty of water other than in my yard though.
Not a good year for tomatoes.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 8:38PM
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gldno1

The only new varmint here was a box turtle heading for the tomato patch. Course they show up each year whether it rains or not.

We seem to be getting 1/4 to 1/2 inch each morning....and it is raining now.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 8:41AM
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sunnyside1(z6/SW Mo.)

It's so damp that --- my earthworms are doing the backstroke
Sunny

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 9:29AM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

It's so damp that --- the frogs are wearing swim vests.

Really I was out last night with a flashlight throwing away rotten tomatoes and a big green frog was in the yard not in the little pond where he lives. I had 2.5 more inches in the rain gauge this morning and Beau considers himself a house dog. The ditch has running water like a little creek. Toadstools are growing in my mulch.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 11:03AM
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mosswitch

It's a banner year for mushrooms and fungi. I love these little things, they are so magical!

Sandy

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 11:22AM
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helenh(z6 SW MO)

Beautiful picture Sandy. When I looked out this morning the thought Emerald Isle came to mind. We are having Washington state weather.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 11:44AM
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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

It's so damp, my grandkids think that grandpa is growing red tomato water balloons to throw at each other. Well, I guess they may be right! Love the little people!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 10:29PM
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dirtguy50 SW MO z6a(6a)

It didn't rain today. That is a nice change.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 11:58PM
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