Chronicaling the lunacy of taming three acres in Tidewater Virginia, one square foot at a time!

"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Dew is the water in the form of droplets that appears on thin, exposed surfaces in the morning and/or evening. As the exposed surface cools by radiating its heat, atmospheric moisture condenses at a rate greater than that at which it can evaporate, resulting in the formation of water droplets. Some "dew" folklore...
  • If you was your face with dew, your complexion will always be clear.
  • You should never pick a pansy with dew on it. It is said to cause the death of a loved one

There is a Greek Goddess of Dew- Esra, daughter of Zeus and Eos.
"When the dew is on the grass, rain will never come to pass.When grass is dry at morning light, look for rain before the night."
For those "Man vs Wild"-Bear Grylls fans, remember that you can (allegedly) collect dew on a shirt tied around your knees, and once saturated, wring it out and drink it to keep hydrated.
“Man's life is like a drop of dew on a leaf.” - Socrates
"Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup." Wendell Berry
"Nothing can beat the smell of dew and flowers and the odor that comes out of the earth when the sun goes down." Ethel Waters

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