We are having a horrible summer weather wise. I know it's nothing to compare to the wild fires and flooding that are occurring elsewhere, but we sure could use some rain. A few summers ago we had a summer like this one. Where rain heads in and then makes a perfect split in the middle and leaves us dry. Sometimes the rain is so close that I can smell it. Other times, we hear the thunder and our trees bend over in the wind, but no rain.
So, I spend countless hours arranging and rearranging the sprinklers. You'd think it would be easy, but each time, I try and find a more optimal solution. Just the right angle that gets me as much bang for my buck. We have so many flower beds and herb beds, it's impossible to get them all without several bouts of repositioning. It takes me hours. I set an alarm and go out and move them every hour.
When I went out to move them recently, I noticed that we had picked up a hitch hiker!! This praying mantis was definitely enjoying the nice shower that he was getting and seemed to be enjoying the ride!