Thursday, March 20, 2008

RAIN, GLORIOUS RAIN so much of it that our 1,000L water tanks from the guttering are all full. The recently planted trees and shrubs will be thankful and Gonzalo next door, who's been busy with his veg planting will be overjoyed. It's uncanny how he seems to get the timing just right - always rotivating and seeding before the rain. And what a deluge it was.

Now, here's August 21 birthday flower for Kathleen
and I hope she likes it. Notice I'm scanning whole pages now in case others who read this see their birthday and it'll save me more scanning. Kathleen (Kasey) seems to be a new blogger, has a range of arty-crafty interests and like many garden bloggers, is a very good photographer.

We were just moving a Poligala out of its root-bound pot to put in a permanent spot behind the new wall, next to the vine Gonzalo planted, when the heavens opened. We couldn't stop at that point and got drenched. Still, it was a good excuse to rush in afterwards, have a really hot shower, cuppa tea and relax.


Kathleen said...

Oh thanks Pam for posting my birthday flower!! I really appreciate that. I'm not familiar with Alkanet so I'm going to have to look that plant up. Also thanks for the nice words about my blog. I am new to blogging (started just this Feb) but am enjoying it so far. Thanks for stopping there too!

Colin & Carol said...

Pam - please send your spare rain, its grim up north!

Cheryl said...

Glad you had rain, it is so refreshing when the seasons are so dry. The weather here is bitterly cold and possible snow tonight.
Have a lovely Easter.

Naturegirl said...

Pam that book seems to be a treasure trove with all the birthday poems! Still sunshine and blossoms here in heavenly Arizona!
Wishing you a blessed Easter Hugs NG xo

Yolanda Elizabet said...

It's good to know that you've had lots of rain and now lots of rainwater collected in your water tanks for later on in the year when it gets much, much hotter and drier.

Here we have snow, we had it yesterday but that melted away after a few hours, but it was back again this morning. Strangely enough, since it has become spring according to the calender, the weather has returned to winter mode.
I hope that we'll be getting some spring weather again soon!