Wednesday, July 29, 2009

So Much Rain


Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Langston Hughes

If only we could think as admirably about the rain ourselves this year. But, we've had so much of it that many plants are struggling, especially if the gardener has clay soil that holds in the moisture. Then again, others are growing to gigantic proportions never seen before.
The farmers are disappointed that crops are at least two weeks behind this year and some hot days are going to be needed for the corn to mature.
Yes, a rainy day does allow for duties that wouldn't necessarily get done on a sunny day during summer and it does provide a soothing rhythm for drifting off to sleep.
A cloudy sky just after a rain is the perfect opportunity to photograph flowers as they seem to glow in this type of light.
Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle) is beautiful after a rain as it holds droplets exquisitely on its scalloped leaves and at the same time provides water for passing insects.

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