Thursday, June 7, 2012

Out in the Rain

Yes, I'm sending you a message - this doesn't happen on its own..
if it did, I don't think I would tell anyone.

Rain is gently falling in my part of the world.  It is beautiful and I am thankful for the great job nature is doing watering my yard and garden. 

I am a little disappointed that my wisteria never bloomed this year.  It is the second spring here at my garden gate and still no blooms.  Should I be worried?

My garden gate - June 2012

On the left side there is just a little reminder (that bit of green brown hanging on to the trellis) of the white clematis that bloomed in early spring.  I had planned for the blue wisteria (left) to bloom around that time and the red peony (front right).  This is the first spring for the peony, maybe, hopefully, next year they will bloom.  Also, on the left side I have a few moon flower plants just starting to grow - there may be color (white) here by July...

I noticed that an Oak Gall (Oak Apple to some) has fallen.  Landed on the sidewalk right in front of the door.  It is a little early, and really firm. 

Please note:  It's only shiny, wet looking because I just
brought it in the house to get a better picture of it.
(Yes, I did turn it this way to accent the "eye ball look.")

Usually they feel like dried out little puffs of nothing and leave dark brown spots all over the sidewalk and driveway, this one is like a little rubber ball or eye ball.

Yesterday there was thunder and lightning - it was beautiful.  Today this soft rain with its cool temperatures seems slightly perfect. 

I leave you now to go sit with a cup of coffee and just watch the rain. 



Robin Larkspur said...

I don't know anything about wisteria, except that it is so beautiful. Perhaps there is some help on websites? I love a good thunderstorm (as long as there is no damage. It is full of wonderful energy and excitement. Enjoy the rain.

Anonymous said...

Those are some nice looking photos you've captured!

I just love listening to thunder and being out in the rain during the season of summer!

TexWisGirl said...

we had almost 3 inches overnight. it was wonderful.

Denise :) said...

Our wisteria bloomed -- it's heavenly when it does, but my peonies never did. They are my favorite flower and I was so disappointed when I realized they weren't going to bloom. Todd says it was probably because our winter was too mild. Ah well, there's always next year! :)

Mama Hen said...

We got just a sprinkling this morning, but at least it cooled things off. And it was enough to smell! I love rain.

Denise :) said...

Talk about strange timing ... I had to come back and comment again. Todd and I went for a quick zip around the camp yesterday afternoon and found our wisteria just starting to bloom. For the second time. Perhaps there's still hope for yours! :)

Anonymous said...

Joy, your photos are beautiful and I love that "eyeball" :)

I am a big fan of cloudy, rainy days!!! We are now waiting for more rain. It seems we are in a dry spell right now.

Even without "blooms" your plants are lovely.

Have a beautiful weekend!


Bev said...

Well the sun is trying to shine today... lovely pictures!!