gardening geek on a rainy day if…
You contemplate buying one of those temporary shelters, the kind with the tent roof but no sides, to set up in strategic locations in the garden so you can continue weeding and planting, section by section, in the rain, in the garden.
You go ahead and go to the garden center while it is raining because you figure there will be fewer people there and surely an umbrella will keep you mostly dry. Once there you encounter other gardeners, just like you, doing the same thing.
You walk around your garden in the rain just to see which way the water flows so that later you can make changes to make the water flow where you want it to go.
You use the rain as an opportunity to check your live rabbit trap, find a rabbit, but then it escapes because you are trying to do everything one-handed while holding an umbrella in your other hand.
You are annoyed that your weather station is not working so you don’t know exactly how much rain your garden got, measured accurately to within .03 inches, and instead have to rely on the weather bureau's data, which just isn’t the same.
You are thrilled that even with the threat of rain, your newly hired gardening-helper-nephew-in-law shows up early in the morning and helps move the last of the mulch bags to the back patio and promises to return when it stops raining.
You start looking at some of the shopping sites for spring-flowering bulbs and end up ordering some to be delivered in the fall for planting. (Really, this is a good time to order bulbs for fall, while you can remember what blooms you liked this spring.)
You have more then ten garden books stacked up on your coffee table to read on rainy day. (Yes, that actually makes you more of a book-reading gardening geek, but let’s not quibble about it, because after all it is raining.)
You worked so hard in the garden the days before the rain that you are actually kind of glad to see some rain so you have an excuse to rest. Well, not really, but you tell people that so they won’t feel so bad for you that it is raining when you want to be out in the garden.
And finally, you might be a gardening geek in the rain if…
You make up a little rhyme. “Rain, rain, go away, Carol wants to garden today.”