Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rain, rain, come again!

The last few weeks we've had an uncharacteristic amount of rain here in Austin. No real relief from the heat, mind you, so it's been a tropical sauna.

Since it's such an unusual occurence, I had to capture some of the beauty of the water in the garden.








A lovely, long cool drink in the garden. And this week, fall will really arrive -- tonight's low is forecast to be 58 gloriously cool degrees!

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love the picture of the "river." =)
Actually, I love all of the pictures!

Diana said...

Stephanie - Thanks! It is fun to watch the water run down the rock path and it's functional - draining all that water away from my garage!

Pam/Digging said...

Lovely, Diana. We'll need to revisit this post next July and August, I bet.

Diana said...

Pam - You're so right. Next August this post will seem like a mirage!

rohrerbot said...

Sometimes Austin sounds like Tucson....a tropical sauna indeed....but I would have to say the difference is that Austin has a way greener vibe:) I remember going there right around this time and the humidity was out of control.....October is almost here!!:)

Layanee said...

It is cloudy with the promise of rain here and we need it also. Only 61 here today. I should be outside!

scottweberpdx said...

Nice post! I have to admit, although I'll rarely complain about rain, here in PDX warm, humid weather is fairly scarce, this past weekend, however, we've had a spate of it...I'm not a fan :-) I can only imagine that Austin would indeed be "sauna-like"!

Jayne said...

I'm familiar with the tropical sauna feel and am so loving this cool spell in Houston today. I do love your little river, great idea for drainage.

Diana said...

Rohrerbot - You're so right, we're very green here, in every sense of the word. And the cooler temps do mean October is around the corner ... or, in a few days!

Layanee - I should have been outside today, too. But inside work has to be done sometime, after all. Maybe tomorrow!

ScotWeberPDX- I really am not complaining about the rain. It's kind of a Pandora's box thing here tho, when it does rain, which is not often, then it really pours and we almost instantly have flooding. But it is what it is! And I love living and gardening here.

Jayne - so glad you got some relief, too. You're used to the sauna, at least it's a little drier here most of the time!