This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

summer nor'easter moves out

a patch of blue

Good-bye! and good riddance! to gray skies and rain.

I think all of New England was cheering the tiny patches of blue sky today. But still, we have the odd air flow with clouds moving in from the north. Our summer weather normally comes from the west. Normal, that was until this year....

"A nor'easter gets its name from its continuously strong northeasterly winds blowing in from the ocean ahead of the storm and over the coastal areas...some low pressure systems associated with nor'easters may develop tropical storm characteristics such as an eye in the center of the low"

The current NOAA satellite loop for today shows our weather has resumed a westerly flow. I suppose I just haven't noticed it yet. I'll check again tomorrow.... Right now, I hear rumbling and see lots of lighting action off to the north. Skippy and I are hanging out of the porch watching to see what kind of storm we get.


Blogger pjkobulnicky said...

Just finished three days of visiting our sons in NYC ... talk about the days on Noah. Happiness is a subway ride long enough so that your clothes dry out in time to get them wet again. But good for the leafy crops.

June 26, 2009 2:35 PM

Blogger SNJGardener said...

I wonder how soon into summer when we start asking "when is it going to rain? - Dave

June 26, 2009 6:52 PM

Blogger Sue said...

Rain sound really good to us right now. It's hot and dry and no relief in sight.

June 28, 2009 2:04 PM

Blogger Wayne Stratz said...

it was quite a storm and was in no hurry if it is what we experienced. Saturday was gorgeous, may you be blessed with a wonderful day to spend in your garden.

June 29, 2009 12:35 PM

Blogger makhappy522 said...

Yeah! No real rain since at least Thursday!! I can tolerate afternoon thunderstorms but the month of June was no picnic! Maybe now My tomatoes, basil, and celery will grow!

June 30, 2009 12:54 PM


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