Yesterday, the rain came, not driving but instead light and perfect, which nonetheless brought us a goodly amount. Three or four inches, I think. Unfortunately, I don’t have a rain gauge.
Too bad it had to happen on Memorial Day weekend—a holiday in this country where we honor those who have died in military service. We also mourn friends and family who have passed. But there is no denying the rain is much needed. It has been a dry spring.
Here are some scenes from a grateful garden. Or maybe it’s the gardener who is grateful.
61 thoughts on “Rainy Day Photos from the Garden”
Glad you got some much-needed water, Laurie! I’ll bet your garden is an happy as you are over it!
Thanks, Debbie! We were both thrilled.
It looks like a beautiful garden. And such lovely bird baths. Hope the sun has come out and you enjoy what’s left of the weekend.
Thanks! The sun didn’t come out over the weekend, but it’s out now.
Perhaps both garden and gardener are grateful for the light refreshing rain?
Yes! And the light rain really added up. We got three or four inches, but no flowers were beaten down. Perfect!
So glad you got some rain Laurie and your chive blossoms look wonderful! 💜
Such beautiful scenes. Judging from my own experience with this much-needed rain, I’d say it’s both the garden and the gardener who are grateful. I could almost hear the earth and plants around here sighing with relief. It brought out all the wildlife, too, who were thrilled with fresh water falling from the sky.
All of nature was doing a happy dance.
Oh, we, too had some MUCH needed rain. Over 4 inches over a few days. Even though we had been working hard at watering, the whole garden went from parched to fulfilled, and it is lovely to see.
Your pictures are beautiful. Love your water features.
Nothing like a good soaking rain. And joy of joys, the chive blossoms weren’t smashed down.
Oh, I love chive blossoms!
They are pretty. Plus, they grow in my shady yard.
We had a lot of rain over the last few days in southeast Pennsylvania. Here, too, the flora appreciated it.
It’s been dry! The rain was needed and very much welcomed.
Ooh vowww… amazing . It’s look like Earth is same at everywhere
Glad you got the rain! We could use some too. We got a little last week, while I was camping up north. Not sure if we got any down here. What is that white flower that sort of looks like lilly of the valley, but not really?
The rain was most welcome. The white flower is Solomon’s Seal, one of my favorites.
There has been lots of rain here with floods in the South Island. Your garden is coming on beautifully, and I love that little fish with stones.
Oh, gosh! Hope the rain stops soon for you. There can be too much of a good thing.
A grateful garden that reciprocates with those pretty purple bud like bloom. They look not unlike a paper daisy. Do you know their name?
They are chive blossoms, and they actually thrive in my shady yard.
Chives blossoms as in Chives the herb that then flowers?
The one and the same!
Such a pretty flower and what a bonus!
No matter where the garden is in the world, it always looks grateful for rain, in Australia the plants almost get up and dance!
I hope you had a good Memorial weekend.
I bet! We did have a good weekend. Friends over for dinner for the first time in over 18 months.
Fresh & beautiful 🙂
We certainly did need the rain and I didn’t mind having a couple days off. 😉 I love your flounder dish… is it new?
We surely did. I have had the flounder for years but have had hardly ever used it. One of my beds has an aquatic theme, and I decided to bring it outside. I think I’ll do it again next year.
I’m so glad you are finally receiving some much-needed moisture, Laurie. Your garden looks very grateful.
Your garden looks refreshed, Laurie. I envy you the rain. We’re at the end of our rain for the season with only five inches total. Our typical season is closer to 15 inches.
I like your bowl of stones. Is that set out for the bees?
Many thanks! So sorry to read about the lack of rain. Yikes! Five inches for the season. Doesn’t sound like much. The bowl of stones is mostly for ornamentation, but what an excellent idea to keep it filled with clean water for the bees.
How wonderful that your garden could benefit from the ‘right’ kind of rain. Even the lightest of sprinklings of rain here perk up the plants beautifully. I enjoy seeing more peeks of your garden.
When the flowers are in bloom, a driving rain is never welcome. Breaks my heart to see the flowers smashed down, especially irises. We always things to be just right, don’t we?
You don’t have a rain gauge? Get Clif out there. Lovely photos
Hadn’t thought of that. I’ll run it by him. 😉
We had three days of rain, and I don’t have a gauge either. Maybe we should both rectify that. 🙂 Like the fish!
Thanks, Judy! Yes, maybe this is the year for a rain gauge. Although the small bird bath with rocks is a good indication.
We’re begging for the rain to stop! After a full week of rain, we have another one coming up. Enough, already! Around here, your birds’ water containers would have to function as boats. I did laugh at Derrick’s comment. I had a sudden vision of a laminated, full-sized photo of Clif holding a rain gauge in his hand. That would be quite an addition to your garden!
Oh, dear! Yes, a full week is enough. A full-sized photo of Clif holding a rain gauge would indeed be quite the addition. I’m sure it would get more than a few comments from friends, neighbors, and passersby. 😉
Looks good. We could really use some rain as well, though it’s not as dry as it had been.
Rain after a dry spell is always so welcome, even when it’s on a holiday weekend.
Beautiful photos of a beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing this, Laurie.
Oh, and if you would like more rain, I can send you some from our currently wet Vancouver Island! 😀
Alas, we cannot share rain. Many blogging friends are in desperate need of rain.
A light and perfect rain on Memorial Day. I think of it as the sky shedding tears for the fallen, and where they touch the ground, new life grows.
Plants do so much better when the water comes from the sky not the hose! But sometimes it would be useful if the weather gods took note of our wishes for the when!
Right? The weather gods like to toy with us, I think. Dry during the week, when most folks are working. Rain on a holiday weekend, when people want to be outside.
Lovely photos, the garden looks wonderful!!
We had a good rain today, about a week later, and I am so glad. Such a relief. I love the fish platter with the stones.
Thanks! The fish is yard sale find.
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