Too Much Rain!
It is starting to thunder outside. A storm is rolling in. We had rain last night so the ground has not dried out yet. That means what rain we get will not soak into the waterlogged ground.
The picture above shows what our back walkway looked like during a rain a few days ago. Normally, this is a well drained area that does not have standing water, even during a rain. I expect it will look like that again this evening.
We have had so much rain this summer that I have been unable to keep up with the weeds, even with my husband doing most of the weeding. Yesterday, while we had sun in the morning and before the day started to heat up, I started a pile of weeds and bush trimmings. I had to dig up lots of volunteer trees and bushes. The good part about the ground being wet rather than rock hard dry from a drought- it is much easier to dig and pull weeds.