How quickly the eye adapts; adjusting to the new normal of a drought-ravished landscape; forgetting the wonders of spring! Although the promised abundance of rain has not materialized, enough has fallen to make a significant difference…
bright spring green of new foliage and new fruit…
new growth where there had appeared to be only dead wood…
amazing bronze of avocado leaves
and budding apricots
and hedge roses…
boysenberry vines re-emerging…
even small patches of grass becoming a lawn once again!
Are you also enjoying the gift of green???
Filed under Garden, Seasons
Washed by the rain; kissed by the sun
Happiness in the lemon orchard!!!
Filed under Garden, Nature
HOPING FOR A RAIN DAY!
we have had March miracles in the past………………
and so it begins!
Filed under Nature, Seasons
Browsing through old photos, I am reminded how much the eye longs for green,
even as we grow accustomed to fall, winter, and in our case, drought.
– remembering greener pastures –
After the lovely rains of the past week, we rest in the hope that we will see this again!
….so grateful for gentle, soaking rain!!!!
and the drought goes on…….
even after rain one week ago, the days dawn bright and clear, temperatures too warm by mid-morning to work comfortably in the direct sun;
restricted to watering only twice a week, the lawn has stayed miraculously green.
rains reigns in the garden
Popcorn tree roses
and this one whose name escapes me, believe it to be spring.
Being November with daily temperatures nearing 90 degrees, the more tender light of fall consoles us;
the hedge roses near the front porch soldier on seemingly unaffected, bathing us in beauty.
our hearts are full of gratitude even as we long for rain.