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"Possibility and promise greet me each day as I walk out into my garden. My vigor is renewed when I breathe in the earthiness and feel the dirt between my fingers. My garden is a peaceful spot to refresh my soul." Meems

Welcome to my Central Florida Garden Blog where we garden combining Florida natives, Florida-Friendly plants, and tropicals.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

rainy day

much needed, much appreciated, much wanted rain! today. all day. and maybe tomorrow too.
it's of the sort that falls steadily and consistently which means it's soaking into the ground rather than running off into the street. along with it we already have some relief from the abnormally high temps we've had the past couple of weeks. and for THAT this lover-of-temperate-gardening-gardener is most grateful.

on the calendar today, i scheduled mowing and planting annuals. those ever-present chores can wait... they aren't going to go away.

i stepped outside this afternoon under the overhang to capture a few photos of the rain and a few colorful plants close to the house... these in the front...

the begonias consistently produce their showy blossoms and i'm sure if we could hear them, they would be singing praises about the drink they are enjoying today.

you may remember my pumpkin planter project from last week. i was concerned about how it might fare in a rain storm. it hasn't made the least complaint so far.

from under the back porch and through the wet lanai screen i took this photo... thus the haze. the impatiens are drinking fully and have come to attention at the mention of rain. i saw some rain lilies blooming too. they actually got started from the downpour we had on saturday night. today they popped out in gratitude of more.
God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. ~Author Unknown
well... i started out getting some much needed bookkeeping accomplished today but alas, i had to get outside if only to breathe deeply of the smell and beauty of rain. okay, back to work on the lesser things of life.


  1. The rain was nice for a change. My pond was actually doing quite well when I left earlier. I had many winged friends who came and paid a visit throughout the afternoon. However, since I am not a bird watcher I have no clue what they all were. :) Some were white, others gray...all I can say is that they are Florida birds b/c I never saw them before moving here. I do hope that we don't get rain all day tomorrow. Hopefully it clears from 4:00 on...that would make me happy.

  2. I walked out this morning and almost came back in for a sweater. Yep, it got downright cold out there today. I don't think we got any more rain, though it sure looked like it was about to much of the day. Hope your garden got plenty.

    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  3. I used to LOVE rainy days. When I worked in an office, the rainy days made me feel less like I was "missing something" by having to work. I figured, "Might as well work today since I couldn't be doing anything else."

    Then after I quit that job but before I had kids, I loved rainy days because it afforded me a reason to curl up with a good book or a good movie or to take a good nap. Ahhh, memories.

    Now, rainy days seem to shrink my house size, making every room seem smaller and darker and like my son and I are on top of each other all the time, both of us wishing we could just go outside already and gather acorns! :o)

  4. I love autumn and pumpkins. Very nice!

  5. jane: it's amazing how fast our feathered friends find the water during a wonderful rain.looks like you had a beautiful evening for your event tonight. PTL.

    sophie: my garden was most happy with the rain... i will be excited when i need to throw on a sweater. LOL

    mlm: it's so funny that you say that about "might as well work..." i said the exact same thing to someone yesterday. GMTA i also kept thinking i should curl up and finish the book i'm reading but i just had too many other pressing things.

    i hope today your walls opened back up with the light of the new day!

    ph: pumpkins and the smell of them... autumn and the way the sun angles ever so slightly to relieve the intensity of its light... the breezy mornings and when all things are right - cooler days. i'm with you- it is a beautiful season.

  6. I've been getting some rain, too, and it is soooo nice. Since I work, rain during the week doesn't keep me out of the garden, work does!


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