|Break o'Day with nepeta|
Summer rain might not be a big deal to some of you, but here in San Jose average monthly rainfall in June is 0.10 inches.
|A flower of feverfew looking up at a raindrop|
This month we have had all of 1.35 inches, almost half of which fell on Tuesday.
|Geranium 'Rozanne' tumbling down my retaining wall|
I got only a brief reprieve from watering: it is back to the 80s today, but I am very happy nevertheless: rain water is so much more beneficial to plants around here because city water is extremely alkaline and salty.
|Mme. Bérard, tea-noisette|
Sprinkler water often leaves white residue on leaves and some plants show quite pronounced leaf burn by summer's end resulting from salt accumulation after a long season of watering...
|I liked the orderly arrangement of raindrops on the stems of this heuchera|
So I hope I will be forgiven for running outside and happily snapping pictures of raindrops, such a rare and welcome sight!
|Trumpet vine - blooms cascading down with the rain|
|A dolphin! Or a whale? Salvia patens Blue Angel|
|Beautiful ripe hips on Purple Pavement, a rugosa|