We woke to the sound of heavy rain on our roof this morning, a storm rolling through just after four o'clock. I was happy lying there and listening to the sound of more water falling free from the sky. We've had some really decent rainfall lately, many days on end of wet weather. After a very dry Winter and a scorching start to Spring, our water tanks are full again and the garden deeply watered. There's nothing like rain for the garden!
I love to see nature's response to soaking rain, both in our garden and in the wider surrounds of our neighbourhood. The soil here now is moist down to a decent depth, the grass lush and green. The little creek, that runs through our suburban pocket, is flowing again. Plants have responded with new growth and fungi have emerged. The greens of the forest seem brighter too. Everything feels refreshed!
The mint is growing vigorously again.
The lemongrass I planted has long & strappy leaves.
A new sweet potato vine has started growing.
The yellow Clivia lily is in bloom. 💚
The fragrant Gardenias are covered in buds and flowers.
A single and perfect Gardenia flower.
In our neighbourhood:
The little creek is flowing again.
These lilies, that grow by the creek, are flowering.
Different fungi are popping up on the ground and on logs.
Late on Saturday afternoon, after a whole day of steady rain, the wide and beautiful arc of a rainbow formed in the sky. A second "double" arc could be seen just above it but it was so very faint. We all stood out in our rather squelchy backyard in awe at the spectrum of colours in the sky. We all agreed it was quite special!
A late afternoon rainbow.
Can you see the ever-so-faint double just above it?
How's the weather been at your place?