Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Excuse Me...

Excuse while I gloat, no maybe I should say float. We are getting a much needed rain. I am sitting here in my office watching the water run between our house and the neighbors house.  
I haven't seen this all summer. You can see that the neighbors small tree didn't make it through the drought. Neither did the hostas under our Pansy Redbud.
With water collecting in the paths
and all getting some much needed rain plants will be able to recover and survive the winter. 
I won't have to fill the water feature as I have had to do every day. The poor birds and other critters haven't had puddles to bathe in. Today and tomorrow they will have fresh rain water to luxuriate in. 
We have over an inch in the gauge. Can't wait to see what we end up with. Such excitement!! I won't get anything accomplished until it stops raining. The air feels so fresh and clean. 

16 comments:

  1. So happy for you. Rain is predicted here today, but so much of the time it doesn't happen or we get a dribble. But we are not nearly as dry as you've been. Hope it all soaks in and not too much runs off.

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    1. It appears that a lot soaked in. It rained all day and not just the deluge I pictured so it soaked in a lot I would say.

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  2. Wow! Much needed rain I guess ~ neat shots of the rainy day ~ ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  3. I'm happy for you! And, the birds......We had a two year drought and it was interesting to see what survived.

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    1. My garden would melt in a 2 year drought. We have been in a deficit for some time. UGH..

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  4. Oh, that's wonderful, Lisa! You might be surprised with those Hostas--mine went dormant in the summer of 2012, but they came back the next growing season. Sounds like your neighbors' tree, however, might be a casualty. Isn't that an amazing feeling to have a good soaking after going without for so long?! Yay!

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    1. Oh yes Beth, I am so happy with this rain. It lifted my spirits higher than the grass stretched after this rain.

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  5. Congratulations, Lisa!! Here's hoping your rainfall refreshed all your ailing plants and they all look healthy again :-) The colours of refreshed green foliage is just so uplifting more so than a beautiful open flower I'd say :-) Enjoy your garden window views with raindrops falling - says me in Scotland on a dreich, damp day desperate to find time to go out with my camera to capture the colours of Autumn. It's been nice catching up with your blogs today :-)

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    1. So good to see you pop by Shirley. I was wondering where you were off to. Come back any time.

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  6. Thanks for visiting and commenting ~ enjoy the day ~ ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores ~ aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. My garden loves the rain too. And it frequently rains on my place as well.

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  8. So glad you finally got rain. Love the shots of your garden, it looks magical!

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  9. Lisa, glad you got heavy rain finally. Maybe it's a part of our rainfall, isn't it? We're tired of the water nearly every day.

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    1. I could be the same weather rotating around the globe. :)

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  10. Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores ~ aka (A Creative Harbor)

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