rain, rain, go away…

It continues to rain. Yesterday we had 3″. It rained again last night and poured this afternoon as we had dinner. The thunder is rumbling as I type.

driveway puddles

I took this picture from the front porch yesterday afternoon. The ground was too wet for traipsing through the garden.

birdbath bed

The tiger lilies are from DH’s family farm, which is about ten miles north of where we live. We’ve brought a lot of plants from there to our own garden. Tiger lilies, several varieties of daffodils, shrubs, old roses, Bouncing Bet, peonies, irises…

tiger lily

rain drops on hostas

The goldfinches are beginning to check out the purple cone flowers. The seeds are a favorite food for them. From now through autumn, as we turn into our driveway, we will see swarms of these beautiful little yellow and black birds fly up from the cone flowers.

gold finch

Yesterday, we enjoyed a break in the rain during the early afternoon. DH collected the mail, checked a few daylilies, and then went on a 27 mile bike ride. Next weekend, he will take his bicycle across Indiana, 160 miles, in one long day.

checking the mail

front yard

The rain has certainly given the gardens a lush full look! So lush that it hides the garden bench in front of the phlox in the fenced garden. At least from this view point. 🙂

fenced garden

The garden phlox was a gift from a local gardening friend, who found it too invasive for his garden. We have so much room in our yard that plants that spread are quite welcome. There is always a good place for them.

garden phlox



  1. Posted July 12, 2009 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Ohmygoodness! What a Beautiful place you have! It just takes my breath away. 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend.

  2. Sarah
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Aunt Rhonda you can send some rain my way in Arizona! We are supposed to have 115+ weather today!

  3. ~~Rhonda
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    You can keep the 115! We have 81 right now, and sun. The puddles have subsided already, but the ground is still very wet. No mowing for a couple of days. ~~Rhonda 🙂

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