Second winds

After weeks of scorching hot and dusty dry – we caught a weather break and had unseasonably mild temperatures for a bit. The garden got its second wind, and sent blooms skyward again.

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Spectacular Sunflowers…

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Dazzling Dahlias…

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Daylilies…

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A second round of Delphinium…

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And the long-awaited appearance of those elusive Naked Ladies.

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Then – on Sunday – something truly amazing: clouds and a very light rain. You don’t realize how much you miss those drops until you live in California through three years of drought. It was short-lived, but spread a hush of gray over the garden.

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From riot to quiet.

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“When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.” ~ Benjamin Franklin (Lucky agrees!)

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Even the dragonflies were smiling.

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15 comments

  1. I wish I could send you some of the rain and “mixed precipitation” we had over the winter and spring! It gave birth to a new “crop” of annoying, little, flying, biting critters who make it extremely difficult to enjoy an otherwise beautiful morning in the yard with the dogs. I don’t mind the rain at all — in fact I enjoy it at times — but the bugs drive me up a wall! 😁

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