Friday, September 2, 2011

Some Rain!

It's been raining nearly every day
since we got back from vacation.
You won't hear one complaint from me!
Some of our garden didn't fair so well though.

These were the gi-normous sunflowers
on the side of the house.
I'm sure the heads were just too heavy with seeds
to withstand the driving rain and wind.

The rattleboxes are leaning
as if some big bully pushed them down.
I'm shoring up a few of them up
but hoping most will straighten themselves out.

Marigolds flattened!

Allyssum split right in two, but still green.

I found the most wonderful thing
when surveying the damage.
An oak seedling popping out of the ground.
Silver linings abound.

Nature is a powerful thing.

More rain in the forecast!