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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hope is in the air

Late yesterday, my garden was the grateful recipient of one of the afternoon showers that have been teasing our drought-stricken area recently.  There was a lot of sound and bluster associated with the raindrops, but, in the end, we got only three-tenths of an inch of measurable precipitation.

Still, with just that little bit of rain, everything looks remarkably refreshed and green today.  The surface of the soil is still damp.  Today is one of my designated days for watering, but I'll leave the hoses coiled this time.

Almost daily now, we find that some places in Southeast Texas are receiving these very welcome showers.  They haven't been enough to make a significant difference yet, but they do give promise that this long drought may finally be ending.  Hope, along with high humidity, is in the air.


  1. Oh I'm so glad you caught a shower! We still can't get a drop here. I'm really hoping we get some good rain with this tropical depression they are talking about on the weather channel. I love your Almond Verbena and was trying to find some to grace my herb garden this past spring, but to no avail. They seem to be hard to find. Happy Gardening Dorothy!!

  2. I'm very hopeful about the tropical depression. It looks like it may actually be headed our way, Pammy.

    I got my almond verbena at Buchanan's Native Plants in Houston. Most places that deal in native plants should have them. Their scent is wonderful and butterflies and bees do love them. So does the gardener!