Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's coming, it's coming ...

I hope.

Sure looks like some rain is out there headed our way. Last night we tried to fool Mother Nature by leaving the umbrella up and some lounge chair cushions out...but it didn't work.

I just put the cushions away. I'm giving up on the superstitions. I'm just going to go outside and do a naked rain dance instead. (Just kidding!) But I'm almost desperate enough to do it.

And, because I can't go out and take just one picture, here are a few shots of some plants that are happy in the heat.

This is a Hyacinth bean vine that was sent to me by my blogging friend, Michelle. It is on the fence of the new lily garden bed.

And this is my Pavonia, tucked into the same bed, and safely out of the way of munching deer who've always eaten them before!


Pam/Digging said...

Your top photo looks like it could be at the beach---that dark sky, the palm, the low plants, the blue water. So pretty, even without rain.

Christine said...

We are actually getting some rain right now, which is such a surprise this time of year. I would gladly share a bit if I could, though.

Lori said...

Oooh, that's a dramatic sky and some lush-looking plants! I try to taunt it into raining by watering everything and then forgetting to put my tools away. Unfortunately, thanks to restricted watering days, this formerly-foolproof method hasn't worked so well this summer. ;P