Rain At Last!

The first significant downfall of rain that we’ve had in the past few weeks and, all of a sudden, everything is going berserk out there!

It’s been pretty quiet in the garden during these hot, arid summer days.  Apparently I’m not the only one to feel lethargic when the heat is on.  But now, the birds are chirping like crazy and the bees and other insects have come out of hiding and are getting on with whatever it is bugs do.

Weeds seem to have popped up overnight and even the parched perennials look as though they may live to fight another day although the flowers, for the most part, are done. The dahlias, thanks to a little judicious watering, are holding their own so I’m hopeful that we will at least be able to look forward to those blooms a bit later in the season.

It’s still cloudy so we may not have seen the last of the rain yet, but 90 degree temps are in the forecast for the next week at least, so I don’t anticipate being able to do much out in the garden for a while.  It’s weather like this that makes me look forward to Autumn!

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17 thoughts on “Rain At Last!

  1. Lovely images and I’m pleased you have some relief at last. We’re improving slowly but the garden is almost unmanageable. Many flowers, particularly roses, have rotted on their stems; convulvulous and nettles are thriving like a jungle. But at least the forecast now holds out hope!

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