Thursday, August 9, 2012


It is raining.
A slow, steady rain.
It is supposed to continue until Saturday afternoon.
It is exactly what the farmers,  trees, lawns and gardens need.
It is cool too, the perfect sleeping weather.
I couldn't resist sneaking outside with the camera and snapping a few photos for
As I step outside, I notice that the plants are heavy with raindrops and have fallen and covered most of the pond. The fish must like that ... they rarely come to the top of the pond!
I see the Chinese Lanterns are starting to turn orange.
Stepping around the back, I notice that the new garden is starting to fill out. It is also greener than last weeks photo.
I just love the little surprises that pop up where I spread compost.
This squash is doing well...
I wonder what kind it will be?
'Midas Touch'
A tomato has popped up at the base of the Rose!

I bought this grass quite small and thought it was Fountain Grass. Turns out it is Millet...I like it!
Red Salvia is a Hummingbird Favorite
 This Fuchsia is another Hummingbird favorite - when it's open!
The Verbena is loving the break from the heat and making new blooms


  1. You are so lucky getting steady rain. We got a bit and then it stopped. Hopefully more will come down today. Lovely blooms in your garden.

  2. Hi Netty, So glad you got a good rain. Your lawn and plants look healthy and beautiful!

  3. Love that Dahlia, something I don't have in my garden. The only thing wrong(well not really)with looking at other peoples gardens, is I see flowers I would love to have in my garden $$$$$

  4. we have had a lot of rain this summer...I am happy to see others are getting some much needed moisture too!
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