Lively poppies


These brilliant poppies are embedded in what looks like orchard grass; we found them in a Michigan ditch last week (plenty of rain there this year). Here it’s just plain hot and dry; we’re watering our favorite plants with the dishwater. I felt guilty doing a load of wash knowing the graywater was going down the sewer. Well, those in south Georgia, lower down the Chattahoochee need it too, I guess—at least, that’s my understanding of where our treated sewage ends up….


  1. mouse's moom says:

    I feel a little guilty here. Mouse was talking about a school friend from Atlanta yesterday and I said, “Atlanta is *hot*, and she asked something like, “wait, isn’t it a dry heat?” You know how they always say that about the southwest. “It’s 110 but it’s a *dry* heat!” Yeah, I would die anyway. 😉 Anyway, I answered something like, “nooooooo!” But I guess it *is* very dry down your way this year.

    And I was wondering if you could catch the graywater from the washer in a bucket or something? I think I could actually do that here if I needed to. I *think*. There’s a hose that empties into one of those old fashioned laundry tubs, a grimy old thing that I never actively use except occasionally to dump a bucket of water into.

    Prayin’ for rain for the southeast! In my own godless way, that is.

  2. Sammy says:

    We have humid times and drier times. By the coast, for instance in Savannah, they really feel the humidity. I once lived in a rental in good ol’ Athens that had oil-treated real wood doors on the kitchen cabinets (not sealed with poly or something else modern) and I didn’t use the AC through the summer (which is also a dehumidifying process), and the wood turned pale blue with mold every six days or so. I used bleach water, but it came back. Ick. Fun weekends.

    Yeah, you’re right, I could siphon the water out of the washer after the wash cycle is complete (washer/drier are upstairs), but I can imagine the mess if there was even one false move with that hose…. Remember, we had a tree fall through our roof into our house in a rainstorm, so I can imagine it all too well!

  3. mouse's moom says:

    Agreed about the siphoning. I can’t even count how many times I’ve gone down to the dungeon and found water all over the floor because of some random false move. You’d have to just about sit there and watch the whole dern process. And *that* would be a *total* waste of your time! 🙂

    Glad I am in the great lakes. Although it can certainly be dry here too…