Tuesday, 29 July 2008

It rained....boy did it rain......

When I went to bed last night I could hear the thunder rumbling in the distance......pink flashes across the sky made some beautiful artwork......and I hoped it would be heading this way. I drifted into a peaceful sleep....the sleep of someone who had worked in the garden for most of the day....I was woken in the early hours by the thunder and heavy rain on the conservatory roof. The smell of rain hitting dry soil came through the open window....how I love that smell.....I lay still in the darkness and thankful that someone had answered my prayers.........water is so precious..............As I walked the garden this morning, droplets of water clung to the flowers......
adding another element to the garden......
this bloom looked stunning in the early morning sunlight........
my garden was refreshed.....and as if to say thank you......the stockesia came into bloom......
also the miniature water lily...........what a wonderful start to my day.......

And in the sunshine two little flowers came to spend the day at Nanna's......time to fill the paddling pool ...............................time to just have fun......................


20 comments:

Baker Watson said...

I'm sure you really welcomed that rain to come wash away that dry, thristy feeling among the flowers and refresh them with a long drink.

I know you enjoyed the two visiting flowers and I hope you had a fun day.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Grin, Libby is not the only one to have the paddling pool out although her flowers are somewhat more mature. ;-)

Your garden looks so nice and refreshed after that rain. Rain can be a blessing but too much of it, not so much! ;-)

A wildlife gardener said...

What a wonderful happy half hour I have had, dear Cheryl, trawling through all the lovely posts you have written since I was last able to pay you a visit :)

Whether it be the bees, butterflies, dragonfly, myriad of insects or your lovely little Grandflowers in today's paot...all fills me with delight and restores my soul :)

I especially loved your dear mum's words...very lyrical, very beautiful, very alert for her age; and your post with all the water droplets was just breathtakingly beautiful :)

I have to mention the swanky new water feature with the lovely flower fountain...superb, very impressive, a whole new dimension to the garden with new interest for all the wildlife to come and drink and bathe :)

I just love visiting your sanctuary. thank you so much for sharing it with us all :)

Cheryl said...

Do you know Baker it was an absolute joy to look at the garden today....we had an inch of rain overnight.....hooray.....

You are right Yolanda too much rain is a nightmare......but last nights was a blessing

Cheryl said...

Dear wildlife gardener....your comments are beautiful and cheering to my soul....thank you so much for visiting......you are always a pleasure to receive.....

Dawny P said...

Did we need it or did we need it Cheryl!! The heavens have just opened for most of the day here but now there is movement in the air once again and the stuffiness has gone. I love the sound of rain, especially when you are warm and cozy in bed. But I can never hear it without thinking of all the pooor homeless souls having to try and find shelter. Then I feel guilty.

I sat and watched the sky tonight as I was sitting in my office doing my blog thing. It went from bright blue to pink to purple and then to a dark inky navy all in the space of a couple of hours. Stunning.

Your blooms all look fresh and gorgeous and you have captured them so beautifully but of course my 2 favourite flowers are the same as yours!!! Bet they had fun. Love to all xxxxxx

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I hope I am able to make a similar post soon Cheryl. Isn't it such a relief to get a good rain after a long dry spell. I love to see the look on the flowers and plants after a rain. They perk up. You can almost hear their shouts of thanks.

Your little flowers are darling. I bet they had a great time at Nanna's.

beckie said...

I am sure you welcomed the rain almost as much as the flowers. They do look refreshed. We are getting a downpour now with severe weather warnings out. And wouldn't you know it-I just watered all my containers. I really like the stockesia and the water lily is such a pure white. But my favorite flowers are the 2 in the last photo! Such sweeties-now don't be spoiling them.:)

Cheryl said...

Hi Dawny....nature does put on some beautiful displays..if only we take the time to look.....the storm has freshened everything up here to and today is sunny and warm, not too hot.....just how I like it....

The children had a lovely day and lots of fun.....I had a day full of laughter.....at one point little man threw several buckets of water over me, fully clothed I hasten to add.........it was so funny......I felt like a child again....such fun in the sun.....

Hope you are well.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa.....the garden seems a different place since the rain....it look totally refreshed and so do I.....I don't do humidity very well.....

Cheryl said...

Me spoil them Beckie....would I.....

Leanne said...

we didnt get any of tuesday nights predicted storms sigh! It went dark and very windy for half an hour, then moved away before any rain fell. we had a light drizzle at breakfast time wednesday and that was it. still very humid, and rain would really refresh everywhere!

Leanne x

naturewitch said...

Hi Cheryl

So glad you got some rain. Isn't it great when the universe answers your prayers in such a spectacular way?

love and light

Libbys Blog said...

There where some cracking flashes of lightning and of course the odd power cut!!!

Cheryl said...

We had a power cut Libby fortunately it didn't last long....

CIELO said...

Oh, Cheryl what a lovely lovely post! I so enjoy nature! Thank you for always making me smile when I come here... I feel so close to God just by looking at your pics... you are blessed... enjoy your garden!

cielo

Cheryl said...

Thank you Cielo for your lovely comments.....

Rose said...

So glad you got some rain. There's nothing like a rain shower to refresh everything after a period of hot, dry weather. Your two grandchildren look like they're ready to have some fun!

Cheryl said...

Hi Rose.....boy did we have fun......

Wendy said...

The magic of rain! I do love a thunder shower, particularly in the middle of the night. It feels spooky, somehow. And the smell of water on dry earth - ahhhhh!
But come morning, I really welcome the sun to dry up the rain and brighten the day.
Hope you enjoyed your precious little grandkids. Summer is really time for fun.