Yes, Gunther. You still have to go to dog school today, even in the rain!
Yes, rain. California rain. Two weekends in a row! Come on El Niño!
Just as the garden was about to succumb to winter brown after a summer of scorching drought,
the rain has brought it back to life.
As one thing falls away – another comes to life.
Fall is a gardener’s busiest time of year, I think. Even more than spring. This weekend – before the rain – we enlisted the help of three hard-working youth volunteers to cover our well-worn paths with a fresh layer of bark and shreds. It has been three years since we last did this. And El Niño threatens a season of muddy walks. Take a look back to see how much the garden has changed.
This time, the load was only half the size – as the beds are twice theirs.
But everyone pitched in to get it done in record time.
Their reward? Dogs. We lunched with Scrappy.
got bowled over by Bailey…
And witnessed just about the sweetest “going home” ever.
Holly is one of our Taiwan rescues. She came all this way to find a forever home – but no one seemed to understand her. That is, until two adorable and smart young girls came in and spoke to Holly in her native Mandarin! They have been studying the language at school and are already quite fluent. When they sang “Happy Birthday” to Holly in Mandarin it was as if someone unlocked her world. The deal was sealed and Holly found her home.
Awesome youth volunteers. Paths dressed. Holly’s adoption. Rain. And more tiny frogs.
“There is peace in the garden. Peace and results.” ~ Ruth Stout
16 thoughts on “Peace and Results in the Garden”
I was a little confused by the rain coat… congrats on finally seeing water falling from the sky!
So glad you are getting the much needed rain. Wonderful pictures.
I’ve never been happier for grey skies! Thank you.
I’d say you had one really great week. 🙂
Just trying to keep up with you!
So happy you’re receiving rains and the gardens continue to flourish…Joy to Holly and her new family.
It’s such a joy to see all that dust washed off the plants. I’m not sure who is happier…the plants or Holly!
Love that first shot. Gunther’s expression is priceless.
What a happy weekend at HB. Loved the story of Holly.❤️
Such a sweet girl. So glad she found the perfect family!
Beautiful as always, and I absolutely LOVE the picture of Rob and Scrappy!!
Occasionally, he lets me get away with one!
We’re still having rain all day long, for about the 10th day in a row. You’re welcome to the rain we weren’t supposed to get today if I could figure out a way to send it to you.
I was kind of hoping they turn that other pipeline into a water one! Now THAT would be really helpful. 🙂
So glad to hear that you are finally getting rain! The gardens look wonderful, and of course, so do the dogs 🙂
Thank you, Lynn. We had another half inch today…and more importantly…snow in the Sierras. Yeah!