Sunday, July 8, 2012

Glistening coat of raindrops on my thirsty plants is a welcome sight

We were enjoying an afternoon and evening with friends yesterday. The kids were swimming. It was a typical, hot summer Central Texas day. Then the clouds rolled in and by dusk we had a nice sprinkle.

After the nice little shower, we watched the weather forecast and were thrilled to see a chance of rain every day next week. I woke this morning to the plink, plink, plink of raindrops on the roof.

The plants are eagerly drinking in every drop.

This Pam's pink turk's cap, planted in almost full shade by the front door, looked so pretty with a soft, new bloom and a glistening coat of rain on her leaves.

I hope there is rain in your forecast.


Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Have seen red turk's cap but not pink ones! What a lovely shade of pink...wonder how it would do in SC?
Glad you all got some rain!

Crafty Cristy said...

I am glad to hear that you got some rain.

Jayne said...

I woke up to the plink, plink of raindrops here in the Houston area too. A very welcome sound it was! I love that Turk's Cap. I keep meaning to get some...

Ruth said...

How nice to get some rain. Turks cap is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Been enjoying your blog for awhile. I found it from a link in Digging in Austin. Reading others' blogs has inspired me to start one of my own. I'd love for you to check it out.


Cindy, MCOK said...

I hope some of the rain has made it to Austin by now. We're at 4.36 inches and counting here on my corner of Katy.

Anonymous said...

I also love the pink Turk's Cap. I didn't know until last year that it even existed.

I'm the "Anonymous" who asked about the bloggers' group. I do have a blog but it's not just about gardening and I don't do much photography, so I guess that counts me out. Bummer. Laura

Diana said...

Janet - The rain has been great. They even lightened our water restrictions as a result. I think the Turks cap would do fine there - it's just not as vigorous as the red.

Crafty Cristy - Thanks - we still have a slight chance of rain for the weekend and next week, too.

Jayne - How much rain did you get? This last round was quite far east of us, so I suspect you got a lot more than we did this week. You'll love the Pam's pink.

Ruth -- thanks. I planted them last year and they didn't bloom much but all this rain has made a big difference.

Wanda - So glad you found my blog and have started one of your own. I'll go comment on it!

Cindy - What great rain, huh? I think we probably had somewhere close to 3 inches total, but my gauges weren't working for a couple of the big ones. I know on the last day we got a good rain we got 1.22. It's amazing the difference it's made in the garden, isn't it?

Laura -- That's too bad, but you can still come visit our blogs anytime -- what kind of blog do you have? If you post the link, I'd like to go see!