It’s raining!!

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People who live in places like Seattle will now  be rolling their eyes and saying, “Um, so?”  But people who live in Texas and the Southwest will understand my excitement.  Based on official totals at DFW airport, we’re more than 10 inches behind on our annual rainfall so far this year.  I am therefore acting like a kid at Christmas, and of course I have pictures of my gifts to show off!

Marigold and Morning Glory

Marigold and Morning Glory

Star of Yelta Morning Glory

Star of Yelta Morning Glory

The marigold is a gift plant from one of the many packets of free seed I received from a friend last winter. The morning glory is a Star of Yelta; I originally planted this variety from seed in 2007 and I’ve had morning glories volunteering every year since then. I am particularly fond of volunteers.

 

 

Here’s another Star of Yelta, sporting its dewy raindrops. This one volunteered in a random flower pot.

 

 

 

 

And below are some black-eyed susans and four o’clocks planted in 2008 or thereabouts, in one of the backyard beds.  Wearing their sheen of moisture, they’ve never looked happier.

Black-Eyed Susan and Four O'Clocks

Black-Eyed Susan and Four O’Clocks

African Daisy

African Daisy

And now for the bonus shot, an African Daisy that’s blooming in one of the “domestic” flower beds and hanging on to its raindrops as long as possible.  I’m updating this post several hours after I started, and it looks like we’ve had almost an inch of rain.  I absolutely must purchase a rain gauge…