"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It Came From Outta The Sky!

It started as any other normal day has,lately.

Hot and sunny.

I was trying to figure out when would be the best time to water my poor wilted,suffering gardens.They were choking and coughing from a lack of real water.

When suddenly,there was a strange sound…

….Hmmmm….what’s that?

The sky turned funny looking.Not a sight I had seen in quite a while….


What is happening?

Are we under some kind of attack?

Should we duck and dive under our desks?

And that sound….What is that?

That stuff falling outta the sky…I don’t think I recall seeing that before.

Dummy,that sound you hear is thunder,and that stuff falling out of the sky is rain!


I think I remember that….

…Sweet,sweet rain….

One inch,in fact.


Nothing means loving in the garden like rain from Mother Nature….


Plumeria leaf….


Brandywine tomato


Canna drooping from the rain,not the heat..


Banana shrub….Michelia figo



Purple Coneflower





Even the branches of the Norfolk Island Pines were dripping…


And a Fiddle Leaf Fig….


As if it wanted to save it,a Crape Honeysuckle was collecting water….


Even Buddha was happy with his shower….


The birds and ducks weren’t fazed at all by the rain….



Oh yeah----

hurricane season started today,too…….


Tootie said...

Everything looks fresh and pretty in your photos, even the duckies. :)

Tootie said...

And......I WANT that tomato! :)

Unknown said...

Tootie-I have a windowsill full of those Brandywines.When should I bring them down?Make me the salad from The Grill?

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I saw on the radar where above us was getting quite a bit of rain, and you were one of the blessed ones. We didn't see a drop.

Love your photos, especially the duck family.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

Ami said...

Oh, I wanted some of those rain for my garden too! We had some rain last week, but did not last long, and not enough to water the plants in the garden. Your plants look so happy in the rain!!!

Gayle said...

Well, let's hope you don't have to go through any hurricanes and just the gardens get a little watering. Everything is so beautiful and your photos are outstanding!

NanaK said...

We got some of that rain too. The garden just doesn't respond as positively to sprinkler water. Nothing compares to the good a rainstorm will do. Happy to see your happy plants. (And birds.)

Susan said...

It was wonderful! All your plants look so refreshed.

Floridagirl said...

Oh, yeah, that was some beautiful stuff yesterday! My garden was soooo thirsty. Love all your rain-soaked photos!


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