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Scree - April 26, 2011

Garden in flower pots


With heavy winds, thunderstorms, and flooding forecast for Tuesday, my wife and I went to bed Monday night. It was breezy; but nothing to worry about, yet.

My wife is a teacher. She works hard each day and then sleeps hard each night. In fact I have never met anyone who loves her sleep more than her. I have never even read about anyone who loves their sleep more than her.

Recently she has been gardening. Well, sort of gardening ... she plants her veggies and herbs in flower pots. The plants seem to like the arrangement and my wife is able to shuffle the pots from sun to shade and wet to dry conditions. As a rule this works well; but we did not move the plants in out of the forecasted weather.

In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, she sat up and was obviously getting out of bed. I asked what was wrong? She never gets out of bed in the middle of the night. The wind was blowing and she had been lying awake listening to our old house shake for hours. She was afraid the wind was going to uproot her plants. So at 1:30 in the morning, she was going outside to move her plants out of harms way.

I couldn't believe she was getting out of bed during the middle of the night. I joined her and we made quick work of moving the plants to protection; but I did snicker the whole time. By the way I offered to move the plants and let her sleep; but I don't think that she trusted my plant moving and placement skills. She also offered for me to stay in bed, she didn't need my help; but I got up anyway because I thought her behavior was so out of character, she might have been sleep walking! or sleep gardening, as it was.

I just hope the tomatoes will be good. I mean real good.

In the meantime, I hope the storms stay casual in Tennessee and our thoughts go out to those in Arkansas and Missouri, especially to Amy's Uncle David.

Pickett State Park - Lake, Island, and Lake View trails - cloudhiking

Friday, Earth Day, we posted new adventure guides to Pickett State Park, near Big South Fork. The Lake, Island, and Lake View trails combine to make a loop around Pickett Lake in a little over three miles. The easy trail is a fun walk. If you are ever in the area, visit the Park, it is worth the effort. Pickett is a hiker's park.