Saturday, April 11, 2009

Rain, At Last

We don't put much stock in official weather predictions around here. They're way wrong more often than not. They've been calling for rain all week and we've had one clear and bright day after another. But they got it right this once, thankfully, albeit 6 days late, and there was a nice rain shower. We needed it to rinse the dust off the leaves and give the larger plants and trees a good drink before what usually turns out to be 4-5 months of no rain at all.

The daffodils finished blooming in March and now the Dutch irises and freesias are on their last legs. It was a good year for bulbs, as the gopher who wrecked such havoc last year temporarily burrowed elsewhere. The spring garden is on the wan and now the alstromerias and cannas are coming into their own and will bloom strongly straight through the summer, after which it will be time to plant bulbs again.

You can click on the picture to enlarge and see the posterized version of the garden, via Photoshop.

1 comment:

High Desert Diva said...

I love the way the flowers spill over the path....

And, I love a good rain. Makes things all fresh and pretty.

The Photoshop technique looks cool, btw