Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Yesterday's Storm

We have had a very nasty bout of violent storms over the past few days.  Yesterday one of these storms blew up so I took a few video clips.  This video clip does not show the full force of the violence as I ended up having to take cover.  Cedar trees to the left just out of range of the camera moments later were bent almost in half.  The rain came down so hard the garden was barely visible.  While I was taking this video the rain was hard enough to send the wonderful scent of basil though the air.  Later the report came out that the storm was a suspected tornado to the south of us and a fisherman very close to our house who had been unfortunate enough to not heed the weather warnings had died after being struck by lightening.  As boaters we know that rogue lightening from these types of storms happens so it is not a time to be on the water.  From a gardening perspective I was concerned about damage in the garden but despite the high winds everything looks good.  We are bracing ourselves for more storms today.  They look like they will be just as violent!

Happy Gardening!
Garden Gnome ©2006-2010


  1. We've had the terrible storms lately too, it's horrible! Last week one totally flattened our corn - luckily it did stand back up after a few sunny days!

  2. Anonymous11:43 AM

    I thought your video was very relaxing. Love the thunder. Looks like good weather for afternoon napping or curling up with a cup of hot coffee and a good book.

  3. Hi Leigh :) Sorry to hear about the storm damage. Hopefully your corn crop will still be ok.

  4. Hi Vickie :) Thunderstorms can be quite relaxing, can't they?


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