The annual vines story reminds me that every time I mean to go out and direct sow my nasturtium and other summer-season seeds, it rains. I mean not just rain, but a full blown gully-washer. So it'd be a waste to even try to sow seeds right now. Yet another storm is forecast for this afternoon. I'm hoping by early next week this storm-heat-storm cycle will modulate to something a bit more seed-sowing friendly.