Big news. After 18 straight days of rain, we finally saw the sun on Friday, and we saw glimpses again over the course of the weekend. It was short-lived, and it is pouring again today. It’s hard to believe that there can be more water up there… Rain is forecast for all of this week, and I fear that my veggie patch will be washed away. The soil is water-soaked and packed down, and I imagine my little seeds are floating in a muddy bath.
There is a little good news though – a glimmer of hope. On Friday, during that wee respite from the rain, I crawled through the garden and found a sprout. An onion sprout. Feast your eyes, people! And yesterday, we found a row of tiny little radish leaves pushing through the rain packed soil.
So, not all is lost. How anything has managed to survive this Maritime Monsoon, I don’t know. Now, let’s hope we can all survive the collective depression that this rain has brought upon most of the city. (I’m thinking gobs of cake might help.)