Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rain For My Flowers

I awoke at 6 a.m. to horrific thunder and sharp, bright lightning. Then the rain came and I could hear the plants sighing with relief. Not my flowers, for I keep them water. But, farmers corn crops around here are pitiful. The long blades of the corn stalk are curling from the heat. So, I lay in my bed listening to the onslaught of rain hitting the house and knew that it was God's way to telling us He is in charge.

A couple of days ago I walked around my yard, snapping a few pictures as I went. The Stella deOra lilies are just strutting. Son Michael planted those for me.

I love the color combination in the corner pots on the patio.

I set my Christmas cactus outside. It was pretty rootbound so GS Chris repotted it for me.  Now I am expecting some growth out of it. And some gorgeous blooms near Christmas.

With the new kitchen windows that were put in last August I have a large view of my side yard and patio. Just outside the windows I have planted (well, actually it was DD Marie who planted them) brightly colored petunias. I can enjoy them from outside....

and from the inside while I cook in my kitchen.


  1. I'm trying not to be envious of the rain. We're going through such an awful drought. I'm hoping it rains soon.

    Your flowers and yard are so beautiful!!! The petunias are so pretty.

    I love window boxes, we don't see them often here in Texas,

    Blessings and hugs to you,

  2. Your flowers and yard look great.

  3. So pretty and your windows are so clean. Lovely yard and wonderful flowers.


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