Rough Winds Do Shake the Darling Buds of Irises

For the past four or five days, the weather has been terrible in central Maine. We’ve had lashing rain, violent thunder storms followed by a hideous wind that doesn’t seem to know when to stop blowing. (If I wanted Indiana weather, I’d move to Indiana.) Fortunately, the wind hasn’t been strong enough to blow over trees on top of power lines and houses, but it has certainly been rough on the my darling irises.


However, I’ve been able to prop up most of them so that they still look reasonably good.


With trees creaking all around us, the wind pretty much keeps us inside. Yesterday, when our friends Cheryl and Denny came over for pizza, Clif couldn’t grill the pizzas outside because the wind was blowing too hard.  But lucky us! His oven-cooked pizza is pretty darned good.


Nevertheless, we are chomping at the bit, as the saying goes, to eat outside, to spend time on the patio. But until the wind settles down, it will be eating inside at the dining room table for us.


18 thoughts on “Rough Winds Do Shake the Darling Buds of Irises”

  1. Yuck! Hope the wind dies down soon!! Summer is too short and meant to be spent outside as much as possible!! 🙂

  2. The pizza was yummy and the gardens, beautiful! June can be a cruel month but we will probably all bake come July.

  3. Looks like you were able to help those iris flowers out nicely. We had a big rain the other day and the peonies that had already flowered took quite the beating, poor things. Can’t complain, though, overall we’ve had pretty lovely weather around here. Well, you guys do seem to be making the best of things, with that beautifully baked pizza. Yum!

    1. Yes, I was able to help my little darlings and we did make the best of things with that pizza. So sorry about your peonies.

  4. It is funny that you think ‘Indiana wind’ and I think ‘Kansas wind.’ Wherever it is coming from, I really want it to go away. It is kind of like being inside for the winter all over again. My tomato plants have really been hit hard. Where the leaves are hitting the cages, they are breaking off. 😦

    1. Judy, hear, hear! You said it so perfectly that I quoted you in one of my responses to another comment on this blog. For a short while, I went to college in Indiana, and never had I seen such thunder storms and such constant wind. Hope those tomatoes survive the onslaught of the wind.

    1. Thanks, Derrick! Me, too! As Judy noted in a comment, it’s kind of like being inside for winter all over again. And in northern New England, we have many long months of that! So we squeeze all that we can out of our short summers.

  5. Sorry to hear about the unpleasant weather there. Here in Virginia it’s been hot and dry as a bone. We could use some rain!

    Oh, and that pizza looks amazing!

    1. Thanks, Bill! Clif has a pretty good hand with pizza dough.

      And I hope you get rain soon.

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