Sunday, July 18, 2010

Waiting for the sunshine

It rained this morning, just like the friendly, cheery, over-the-top meteorologist said it would.  I've never been one to throw things at television sets just because I don't like what I'm hearing (something my dear departed father was fond of doing, ha) but the temptation was almost unbearable after I heard the forecast for rain, rain, and yes, more rain.  I would hate to be a weatherperson, especially this year. 
Despite all the rain, the rudbeckias and coneflowers are blooming by the bushel!
The quarry pond is at an all-time July high, too.  Usually we battle with low-water levels, so this is a first.

Since it is so wet out, we are thinking about taking a small road trip today....we shouldn't run away from the work, but it will be here when we get back, right??
See you soon!


i beati said...

so inviting- ours succumbed to the intense Fla heat.sandy

Denise said...

Oh wow, thank you for sharing these wonderful photos with us today. They are fantastic!
An English Girl Rambles

Regina said...

Wow such pretty blooms!
Excellent captures.

Happy new week.

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Karen said...

Thank you all!

Arija said...

Lovely garden shots. You complain and I wish we had more rain, it is our rainy season and not much is coming our way.

Karen said...

Yes, we had near-drought conditions for almost five summers in a row, but just last week we had 6 inches of rain, and the past few months are breaking all precip records. Feast or famine--I wish we could share it with everyone who needs it!