The weather here in Ottawa has seen a few hot sunny days typical of our summer season, but thunderstorm season would be a much more accurate description.
Once again I was chased from a client’s garden due to a thunderstorm today. I am averaging at least one thunderstorm per week this summer. There has been a lot more than that, but I am only counting the ones during the day when I am out and about visiting gardens.
I do not mind working in the rain, in fact, rain helps keep me cool and keeps the mosquitoes away from me. Wet gardens are also easier to remove weeds from. If it rains too hard, I seek shelter under an overhang until the rain subsides enough to work in…
Thunderstorms are different though, they make me nervous when I get caught outside in one. I am always worried that if I get struck by lightning, no one would notice or find me since I usually work in gardens where no one is home.
I do love to watch and listen to thunderstorms from the safety of my home though!