Revitalising Rain.

Today it is drizzling. OK that is not going to get down and dirty into the soil, but oh how much the plants love that soft refreshing moisture.

Look at them, they are smiling as they lift their faces to the heavens.

Desert Rose

Desert Rose

I've forgotten the name of this one...

I’ve forgotten the name of this one…

But take a close look at it, it is beautiful

But take a close look at it, it is beautiful

Even the water lilies enjoy the rain.

Even the water lilies enjoy the rain.

Nasturtiums delight me with their orange glow and peppery taste

Nasturtiums delight me with their orange glow and peppery taste

This is only tiny and almost a weed, it tends to take over the rockery area if I don't curb it's enthusiasm.

This is only tiny and almost a weed, it tends to take over the rockery area if I don’t curb it’s enthusiasm.

Finally here are my lettuce only just 4 weeks old and giving me a delicious wholesome feed.

Finally here are my lettuce only just 4 weeks old and giving me a delicious wholesome feed.

It is a pleasure to wander around the garden and share the beauty of nature.

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29 thoughts on “Revitalising Rain.

  1. It’s exquisite, the lettuce is pretty lush too!

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  2. sorry gorgeous, I am typing toooooooo fast…… 😡


  3. So gorgoeus! Loved the tor Pauline! ❤

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  4. lovely photos Pauline. over here there’s still a few flowering shrubs but everything in the beg patch drying up and browning and dying now the winds and heat have started. Jack’s last pumpkin carked it this week, never fruited. all the lettuce is finished, the kale on its last legs, but lots of tomato plants on the go. shall have to do a garden post soon – oh, and I’ve got chooks!


    • My spear pump is working hard every evening at the moment. That shower never lasted, but we are forecast for a storm tomorrow, here’s hoping. Jack keeps trying to persuade me to get some chooks… He hasn’t got his way yet…Guessing you’ll be going wind-surfing soon…


  5. You know how much I love flowers and these are gorgeous! How on earth do you manage to grow lettuce? Don’t the birds get to them?


  6. Beautiful close up of the pink flowering bush. I love nasturtiums–easy to grow, vivid, and good to eat!


    • Thank you for appreciating my photos. I love nasturtiums in salads and they grow like weeds just pushing up their happy little faces where ever they find a space.

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  7. Rain drops are falling on my head or singing in the rain.
    Your flowers are singing to me.
    Thanks Pauline for sharing with all the lovers of nature.


  8. the title of this post really grabbed me – and each picture was refreshing 🙂 your lettuce looks mmmm mmm good too 🙂


    • Rain really is special in this part of the world . At the moment we are not getting enough of it, but it could turn on us at any time and come down in torrents. Summer is supposed to be our rainy season…

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  9. What a gorgeous rainbow of flowers! Glad you’re enjoying them and thanks for sharing.


  10. I love the close-ups of the flowers! We had a light sprinkle of rain last night and the garden is certainly smiling this morning 😀


    • Back to sun again today Dianne and the hum of the spear-pump and the fan trying to keep both me and the plants cool. (fan for me, spear-pump for the plants… )

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  11. Stunning photos, especially the desert rose and the waterlily. Water lilies always remind me of Christine. I’m glad you had rain: it’s always welcome, and I even enjoy it vicariously. Thank you.


    • It didn’t really rain just overcast and drizzly most of yesterday, but it was a respite for the plants, now it is back to hot and sunny.


  12. poppytump

    ah those moments after rain … make your flowers look quite delicious oh … and of course not forgetting the little lettuces Pauline !


    • Home grown always taste so much better. I only have a few things in pots these days Poppy. Do you have a veg garden?


      • poppytump

        Well … I do have 2 raised beds Pauline but they need a revamp of soil … Last year I planted lots of daffs in one of them and had a nice source of cut flowers for indoors . I hope they’ll appear again this year if Lottie hasn’t disturbed them random burying of socks 😀

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  13. Loved my walk around your garden Pauline.. and wow loved the vibrant colours and the glistening rain drops.. And those lettuce are growing so well for 4 weeks…:-) we planted some under cloches to protect from any frost.. 🙂 Gorgeous


    • It is a lovely time of the year for growth over here, but after Christmas it all gets very dry. I don’t grow any through the summer they all go bitter tasting.


  14. Your garden is beautiful 🙂


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