Storm update

The cloud pictured below did not strike the nursery. However, hail from the same cloud thrashed the gardens of weblog readers Chuck and Barb. Chuck sent along pictures of their yard. They lost trees, and their vegetables were shredded on the vine. They are huge gardeners, so this is sad for them.

It is a matter of time before the same thing happens to the gardens at the nursery. That would be quite sobering, too. I don't know what we'd do in that case. We don't count on income from the gardens, so we wouldn't appeal for disaster assistance, but it would be disappointing for groups who planned to come from miles away--not all of whom call ahead, since we encourage them to come whenever they wish--to arrive to shredded impatiens.

As it is, everything is in peak bloom. Odd that I don't post more pictures, I know, but I find it difficult to capture the gardens on film. Or in bytes. Whatever, taking pictures of the gardens isn't something I enjoy--because the pictures are inevitably less impressive than reality. I prefer to take pictures which exaggerate reality's charms.