Much Needed Rain

Finally, we’re getting some much needed rain today.  It began in the early morning hours and has continued, often heavily, throughout the day.  We should get 1-2″ out of this series of storms.  We had a brief interlude between showers, so I ran outside and snapped some photos of the flower gardens.  Just in time it turns out; I hear thunder off to the west and see a line of dark clouds heading our way.

Despite the best attempts of the lily beetles, many of the lilies have bloomed beautifully.

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Couldn’t resist the rain drop shot
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The hollyhocks are doing well too, and have bloomed earlier this year than is their norm. The Japanese beetles inevitably get to them and make them look ratty, but I still love hollyhocks; to me they are one of the quintessential cottage garden flowers.

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Purple poppy bent over from the weight of the rain
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4 thoughts on “Much Needed Rain

  1. It’s always so good to get that rain! We have had quite a wet Winter this year, so it hasn’t been quite as cold and it has made transplanting and planting so much easier! Love the hollyhock photos! I must plant some seed this year!!!

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