During the last days of July we had 7.50 inches (19.05 cm) of rain fall on our garden in a week. Half of it fell in just a few hours on July 21. That much moisture — coupled with high temperatures — sent the garden into overdrive. And it caused a massive mosquito hatch! I've hardly seen a mosquito this summer or last, so this result is a shock to say the least. Every time I go out to cut a flower clouds of the little monsters rise up from among the plants. It would be interesting to watch if they didn't surround you in a flash.
It rained again at the end of last week which didn't help things. Now the weather is cooler and beautiful and I can't go out in the garden to look at it let alone work in it. So I am going to do all those garden book reviews and summer recipe posts I've been saving up until I can get back outdoors with a trowel and a camera.