Rain! I'd almost forgotten about it. Last evening it started raining while we were out doing some errands. I noticed that people were casually walking to their cars not seeming to mind the rain getting them wet. I'd forgotten what it smells like when it rains, that wet asphalt kind of smell. I missed it.
When I woke up and looked outside I could already see a difference in the plants.
Dahlia freshly opened and shining in the rain.
Caryopteris 'Worcester Gold' seems more vibrant this morning with a good dose of rain.
Oriental Lily 'Tom Pouce' by the pond is filling up with raindrops.
Cimicifuga bud dripping in water. This is the best year these plants have ever had, they're about 4 feet tall already. I don't think they've ever bloomed in my garden. Maybe they won't like the rain...
Cleome 'Rose Queen' has definitely perked up from yesterday before the rain.
The lilies are slow to open this morning because it's cloudy, but the pond was getting low from all of the dry weather. I can only refill it so often, so now the fish will enjoy some fresh water.
The Asters have gone from droopy to standing tall.
A fuchsia I bought quite a few years ago for a container just keeps coming back. It's got it's own whiskey barrel and practically fills it. The flowers look fresher already, it had been looking dry no matter how much water I gave it.
It's amazing what this bit of rain can do for some very dehydrated plants. This is the amount that fell in about 10 hours. I was beginning to think this rain gauge would never get used.
Being a Pacific Northwestener I reserve the right to complain about the rain in about one week. I've gotten used to so much sun the only complaint I had was having to water. Now that it's been taken care of, I'll be anxiously awaiting the sun's return.