Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Rain, Glorious Rain

We have had a drought this summer. While we are only 3.5" under average for the year, most of the rain came in April and early May. We may have had a tenth of an inch this summer...until last Saturday. It rained again yesterday and I gloried in it. It is raining now. Except it is coming down at a rate of 2" to 4" an hour! Couldn't we have long gentle rains periodically? I'm sure the hydrangea blooms are on the ground and I wonder if my staked plants (delphiniums, dahlias, etc.) are holding up at the site.

2 comments:

Akoni S. Chaput said...

Hello,

We both have the word 'rain' in our blogs, however, mine is to shew it away...and your is to glorify it..lol. I do love the rain, knowing it's blessing to the gardens of the world, it's just that up here in Vermont - 50/50 would even be nice.
P.S. The GSP garden looks like a very beautiful place.

rachel said...

I live in erie, pa, and we just got some rain as well. It IS GLORIOUS, everything was so dried out. But I know what you mean about it hitting the staked plants. In May we had a crazy storm that bent over all my iris plants.

I enjoy reading your blog. It inspired me to work on my own although it's more photography based.