I thoroughly enjoyed the stroll through my own garden yesterday after the rain spruced it up.
|View looking toward the harbor as the storm moved out. We played peek-a-boo with the sun all day yesterday and still are doing so today.|
|Does the garden look cleaner and fresher to you? It did to me but then there were rain droplets all over the foliage.|
|My husband recently refinished the patio table to help it stand up to moisture. It works!|
|The birds were back at the feeders, greedily consuming the seed I put out a couple of days before. Right now, as I type, I can see the squirrel is also back, working hard to bypass the feeder's "squirrel-proofing."|
|Two of my 3 Yucca 'Bright Star' were still acting uptight. I'd thought this might have been a natural strategy to protect their cores from excessive heat but our temperatures are cool now.|
|It turns out that the sharp points on the unfolding leaves had pierced the tips of other leaves as they unfolded, keeping all of them stuck in place. I freed them yesterday.|
|Raindrops decorating Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt'|
|Both Agave 'Blue Glow' and the Coulter Bush (Hymenolepsis crithmifolia) behind it were also covered in liquid diamonds|
|The last remaining leaves of Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' shined too|
The front garden looked fresh and clean as well.
|The rain even erased the bird plop on the pavement I'd failed to clean up|
|The area in front of the garage is finally beginning to look as I'd intended it to|
|I'm pretty pleased with this area behind the hedge lining the street too|
|And the moss covering the dirt path leading to my lath (shade) house is filling in after a tough summer|
For once, I didn't have any watering I needed to do. Even the plants in the lath house were well-watered without any help on my part. Like my cat, all I needed was to find a spot in the sun to enjoy the day.
|Pipig was stretched out with her paws above her head as I approached but she took umbrage with my interruption of her sun bathing|
Whatever your weather, I hope you get the opportunity to get out and enjoy fresh air this weekend.
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