Tuesday View: A Few Raindrops

Here in the desert the weather continues to turn gray and wet from time to time.  The last couple of days have seen a fair amount of rain; at one point yesterday there was nearly an inch in Johnny's feed tub (my very casual rain gauge).  It is all good for the garden at any rate, though the accompanying cooler temperatures may mean that I must reseed my warm season annuals.  Very few seem to be wanting to sprout despite the moisture.  Perhaps they will respond if we get a sudden warming spell?  But the open spaces in the South Border are already harboring little seedlings from last autumn, so the weather is no problem for them, except perhaps for slowing down their growth.


Meantime, it is always lovely to see the South Border glittering with raindrops. 

The lavender miniature rose
The lavender miniature rose
Eremophila hygrophana
Eremophila hygrophana
Eremophila maculata "Valentine"
Eremophila maculata "Valentine"

And the first color is showing on Lavandula stoechas "Madrid".

Thanks to Cathy for hosting the Tuesday View at Words and Herbs!

Weather Diary: Fair today, yesterday saw rain and clouds; High: 64 F (18 C)/Low:43 F (6 C); Humidity: 36%-100%

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Comments: 14
  • #1

    Cathy (Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:47)

    I think it looks prettier then ever Amy! Really! So fresh and green. Raindrops are always a lovely addition too. Are they iris leaves I spy?

  • #2

    Ian Lumsden (Wednesday, 01 March 2017 16:54)

    You're stealing my thunder, raindrops over plants. Don't they look good with the extra dimension. I note the temperature. It's a good addition to a the blog. It was 4 .5 C as I returned home this evening with colder to come. Still it's March. Nice to see roses. They flower here in three months.

  • #3

    Kris P (Wednesday, 01 March 2017 22:11)

    If your weather tracks ours, the rain may indeed be followed by a spate of warm weather - that's what's coming on here.

  • #4

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 01 March 2017 23:41)

    Thanks so much, Cathy! You found my post before I linked or even completed it this time ;-) I had such trouble with the internet connection last night that I just couldn't manage... Yes, indeed, you spy an iris in there, along with ixia (the slender leaves). I purchased a number of bearded irises last summer and am excited to see what they will do this year!

  • #5

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 01 March 2017 23:56)

    Ian - I think having the weather information available on the blog keeps it easily accessible for me and also hopefully makes it easier to understand what the plants are responding to in the various seasons. I totally agree about the raindrops adding a dimension :) And your roses will be coming into full bloom about the time I am trying to persuade mine to take a midsummer rest... something I have not quite worked out the timing for yet!

  • #6

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 01 March 2017 23:59)

    Kris - I think most of what we're getting right now is coming from the west, so bring it on... I'm looking forward to some warmer temperatures, I admit!

  • #7

    Brian Skeys (Thursday, 02 March 2017 02:26)

    The rain drops look like jewels on the flowers.

  • #8

    Hollis (Thursday, 02 March 2017 13:24)

    Nice to find a "step-back" view of part of your garden -- and all the color :-)

  • #9

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Sunday, 05 March 2017 22:37)

    Brian - Yes, and about as precious!

  • #10

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Sunday, 05 March 2017 23:14)

    Hollis - So glad you enjoyed the extra glimpse :-) Fall was so dry that winter bloom was rather scanty, so it's great to get some color back in the garden for spring!

  • #11

    Jane King (Monday, 06 March 2017 01:09)

    Hi Amy, don't know why I've been missing your posts. Thought I was following you but must have slipped up somewhere! But I've found you again and so lovely to see your beautiful photos and catch up on what's going on in your garden.

  • #12

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Monday, 06 March 2017 15:49)

    Always glad to see you here, Jane! I am having the same problems - everything at sixes and sevens with blog following! Otherwise I would be keeping up with yours better ;-)

  • #13

    joanna uk (Wednesday, 08 March 2017 03:03)

    raindrops must seem like jewels to you.
    They certainly set off the sparkling flowers.

  • #14

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Sunday, 12 March 2017 01:06)

    Joanna - They do indeed - very precious! I've never before been so aware of their beauty :)