Thursday, March 26, 2009

Perfect Spring Rain

Yesterday, it "almost-rained" all day - a gentle, intermittent rain that came straight down from the sky. It refreshed my garden, providing hope to many plants, and aiding the pop-up of some flowers, including both the cultivated and the wild violas. Is there a prettier green leaf in late March than that of the Doublefile Viburnum (above). Its color contrasts beautifully with the somewhat darker and subdued green of the Yarrow beneath it.

Heaver rain is, weathermen on TV inform us, on its was from Alabama and Mississippi; its incursion into my garden may not be so gentle. But yesterday . . . ., if I could have ordered rain and this is what I received, it could not have been more perfect.

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