Thursday, July 7, 2011


This interesting photo is of the reflection of the sun in the water of my full rain barrels!  Woo hoo!!!

It finally rained.  Really rained.  We got 1.15" as noted in my rain gauge report page.

At about 2 am Thursday, we were awoken by a lot of thunder.  It was quite the lightening show and the rain came down.  It scrubbed all sides of the house, settled the dust, cleaned each leaf, filled the rain barrels and most importantly watered the entire garden.  I water, but it's not the same as a good rain.  I expect the wild area and the alley to kick into gear with the moisture and grow.  Weeds will grow too, but weeding is worth it to get some needed rain.


  1. Gotta love full rain barrels and a well watered garden to boot.

  2. NOTHING beats a good rain for the garden. I water to keep things alive, but that wonderful rain is what makes them really grow. Love to see that growth "spurt" after a rain.

  3. Hi Sherlock,
    What an 'arty' photo of the rain barrel. As you say, there is nothing quite like rainfall to water the garden is there.
    I wish we could have a lightening em!

  4. I was looking back through your posts and it does look very hot where you are located. Poor birds. Hooray for the rain and you got a good shot of it too.

  5. So glad to hear you got some rain. We didn't realize it was that dry down there until we took a trip to the pasture near valley falls over the weekend and saw how dry it was. You can rest easy for a while and stop watering. Ahhhhh......

  6. We had a good soaking rain on July 4th and the grass really greened up. I know you are thrilled to have full rain barrels. Hope you have a very nice weekend.

  7. Glad you got that much needed moisture. .you are so right though. .no water is as good as God's water!! It always amazes me how one can work so hard to keep things looking alive. .and as soon as a little rain falls from heaven. .things seem to flourish! Enjoy it!


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