Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Spot of Weather

I just can't tell you how happy I am that we are receiving some of the scattered showers that were predicted for this area. Most were to go north of us but halleluljah some is actually slowly descending upon the garden. I grabbed my umbrella after the first wave and mosied around the garden to see how everyone (the plants) were reacting to such a much needed shower. All were perking right up. Sending their leaves upward so they were sure to get all the benefit of the shower.While I was out I realized that I could sit in the Casa de Pantalla and keep dry. AAAAAaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh.
A quarter of an inch of rain has fallen. We are to get more, hopefully.
It was delightful for me to sit there and listen to the patter of rain drops on the roof. Not exactly a tin sound but a more base tone to the patter. I will remember this and sit here often during a rain. A most relaxing time.


  1. Dear Lisa,
    I am so happy you are receiving some rain. I know your gardens are thirsty. Your screen room is just perfect for rainy days. Nice to relax and maybe read while listening to the rain. My birds come out in the rain for seed and I enjoy sitting under the soffit and watching them.
    I also am having a rainy day. The forecast is for rain through the weekend. Flood warnings are in effect....

  2. I hope you don't have floods Sherry. We were lucky to get our 1/4". Hopefully more will come. Keep your pants rolled up.

  3. Ahhhh...Lisa could use some rain here in Italy! Florence is so HOT!!
    Thank you for stoping by and commenting as I tour the world!hugs

  4. We're enjoying a bit of rain this evening too. It looks like more is on the way.

  5. Hi Lisa, your new bed looks beautiful, and I'm sure it must be appreciating the shower. Looks like there's rain coming this way too, and that's good.

    The new screen room is wonderful - freedom from bugs, and freedom to sit outside in the rain! Looks like a peaceful, restful place to relax and enjoy your pretty surroundings.

  6. It looks wonderfully relaxing Lisa. I love walking in the rain but sitting in your little house looks so fun too.

  7. What a wonderful retreat for you. Sitting in the dry, but out there with nature. we are getting rain to night too and more is expected for the next several days. I don't think a lot, but slow and steady so it really soaks in. Hope more comes your way.

  8. Nothing like a good rain after a long, long scorching heat wave. So glad you all got some relief Lisa.

  9. Very refreshing...I can almost smell the rain from here! Your garden looks beautiful...and this time of year--that is a big accomplishment!

    oh, and the Casa....I WANT ONE!

  10. I'm glad you're getting some much appreciated rain. They are predicting Ike will give us 2-3 inches this weekend. Isn't it amazing how a storm in the gulf can produce 3 inches of rain in northern Illinois?

  11. Isn't rain the most refreshing and invigorating commodity for the garden? When in need of moisture there is nothing like it. I have an irrigation system but it doesn't do nearly the job that a good downpour does. So glad you are being rejuvenated by the rain and your cute little screened in cabana. Just makes you feel more alive to sit near the sounds and smells of a good rain doesn't it?
    Meems @Hoe&Shovel

  12. Yes Meems, it seems like you are in a different age when you sit out where you can hear,feel and smell the rain.

  13. congratulations is NOT the proper word, but still I AM very happy you have got some rain.
    Have a nice Sunday!

  14. It's very cozy, sitting inside while watching and listening to the rain. I imagine your plants were standing taller as the moisture percolated through the soil. I especially love the clean look everything has after a rainfall, and the beautiful patterns of the drops on the leaves. On a more practical note, the weeds are easier to pull successfully after the ground gets saturated.It must be quite a relief for you when everything got a good soaking.

  15. It's all about the rain this year, isn't it, Lisa? No rain, non-stop rain, too-dry followed by too-wet.
    Well, actually I guess that could describe every year when one is a gardener!

    Carol in Indianapolis has been soaked by now - maybe by now your thirsty gardens have had another drink, and you got to sit in the cool Casa and enjoy the sound without the mosquitoes.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  16. Lisa,

    The sound of rain on any roof is really satisfying when we are needing it so much! I have been watching the weather and we might get some, but %50 is still lower odds than I like! Have a great weekend,


  17. And if you would like to have some more rain, I would be delighted to send you some of our pouring rainfall which we have since two days. It's almost a bit too much of it. And the temperatures have gone's atumn now!
    Enjoy your soft rain in your cosy casa!

  18. Isn't that great, just sitting in the rain like that? We've sat on our porch during a rain and it's so relaxing.


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