Joining Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursdays and Tootsie Time for Fertilizer.
Finally a cloud came up. I was watching and hoping and praying that this cloud would settle over my house for a little while and it did. We have been so dry here in the south. The governor has declared a state of emergency for the drought conditions initiating a state wide ban on burning. There have been fires due to the dry conditions.
I thought while I was watching the cloud come up that I'd take a couple of pics before the rains come and knock down the blooms. The white dianthus with the red verbena is beautiful together. Your eyes aren't bad - the photos are blurry. Don't ask me...
And then the winds came. Ya'll it is still early in evening - not dark yet but the cloud overhead made it real dark.
Darla wanted to see my butterfly lit up. Isn't it pretty.
And it rained and...
then it rained some more... I'm not complaining.
And it rained yesterday too. When I got home yesterday I caught a few pics before it started raining again. Everything was beat down pretty good. The red verbena is laying down.
The winds beat up the larkspur. I'm still not complaining.
I hate to hurt your eyes. This the best out of 6 pics of the tiny balloon flower. Darla sent me the seeds. This baby was hiding behind the snapdragon. It was so low to the ground I couldn't get myself down low enough to get a good pic. Sorry. These ole knees are bad and I can't stoop down.
I dashed into the rain to get this one for ya. Had to hold it's face up for the camera. Why do dahlias hang their heads so bad. This ones wet so thats the reason it's hanging its head but I've noticed that about dahlias.
I am just so thankful to receive the rain on my pretty flowers. I heard them singing when the rain fell. All the ones that lay on the ground will perk up. Thats the good thing about flowers - they take the damage and will probably be prettier next week. Its time for pruning/deadheading and fertilizing. I wouldn't dare put any fertilizer on while we were so dry.
I hope you all are having a good day and have a wonderful weekend.