Raindrop Adornments — the thirsty garden is quenched | for #six-on-Saturday

Raindrops on ripening persimmon

As I write this, our drought-parched landscape here in SoCo California is about to get a thorough dousing, probably even flooding! But that is for the next post, which may require a canoe. šŸ˜‰ Meanwhile, this last week gifted us with our first showers — polishing dusty leaves and quenching a thirsty garden. For those of us who have been staving off utter desert-like desolation in the garden with buckets of greywater all summer, these first beads of rain feel worthy of great celebration! So, for the #Six-On-Saturday party this week, I’m expressing my joy and gratitude for this much needed moisture.

ONE -- digital number art by lisa at the-compulsive-gardener
A raindrop adornment worthy a fine jeweler, surely! Roses wear them so beautifully.
A raindrop adornment worthy a fine jeweler, surely! Roses wear them so beautifully.
TWO -- digital number art by lisa at the-compulsive-gardener
NZ Flax with raindrops
New Zealand Flax with raindrops
THREE -- digital number art by lisa at the-compulsive-gardener
Cerinthe with raindrops
Cerinthe beaded with raindrops
FOUR -- digital number art by lisa at the-compulsive-gardener
Honeybush -- a very tough survivor with great patterns. The Orioles like it too.
Honeybush (Melianthus major) — a very drought-hardy plant from South Africa. I love it’s arching structure and patterns. The Hooded Orioles like the flowers too.
FIVE -- digital number art by lisa at the-compulsive-gardener
Raindrops suspended on the fuzzy ends of Mexican sage flowers.
Raindrops suspended on the fuzzy ends of Mexican sage flowers.
SIX -- digital number art by lisa at the-compulsive-gardener
Rain drops on ripening persimmon
Rain drops on a ripening persimmon

Thanks again to The Propagator who created and hosts these Six On Saturday garden parties!

Last I checked, we were expecting a massive downpour of seven inches of rain over the next couple of days! This would be more than half of what our total rainfall was last year! So, I’m hoping for happy froggies, a dry house and long petting sessions with Puffball Kitty. Happy gardening to all of you!

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4 thoughts on “Raindrop Adornments — the thirsty garden is quenched | for #six-on-Saturday

    1. Hi Rudi! Yes, all of nature here seems to have gone from parched grey-beige to glossy and verdant green within 2 days of the rain. Nature always amazes me. Thx for the comment! -lisa

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