Friday, August 6, 2010

We had some nice rain

Good morning Friends ~ We finally got a good soaking during the night Tuesday, and more during the day on Wednesday, nothing yesterday. Who knows what today will bring. The rain sure did this girls' heart good and the gardens enjoyed it too.

Here are a couple of pictures of the rain clouds rolling our way on Wednesday morning.

Below is a Gulf Fritillary butterfly on Pinwheel Jasmine blooms.

Here we have Tork relaxing in the screened room on the latest bench.
She enjoys this space as there are no mosquitoes to bother her,
there is some shade and coolness from plants and breezes too.

The next few pictures are of blooms from the Dwarf White Orchid tree. I love these.
I have two of them growing in huge terra cotta pots, and grew them from seeds.
One is almost taller than I am and I'm right around 5'6".

Thanks for visiting.
Hope you all have a great day today and a really nice weekend.


Don't go through life,

grow through life.

Eric Butterworth

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


Rosey said...

I am so happy you got rain. That is a time saver...

Like that quote you used. Perfect.


NanaK said...

Such beautiful sky pictures. It is always beautiful even in a storm isn't it?

Morning's Minion said...

What good close-ups of those lovely white flowers--they look exotic--serene--calming. A plant that we grow from seed is especially cherished.
Your cat looks utterly relaxed--I've noticed that cats can make a hard surface look very comfortable.

Kimberly said...

We got rain finally, too. The plants are so thankful! Beautiful blooms, FL! Have a great weekend!

Ami said...

Oh, that dwarf orchid tree flowers are so gorgeous! I have never seen this before. Thanks for showing it to us!

Priscilla said...

Rain skipped us here in the mountains. We didn't even have June Gloom! Your flowers are so beautiful, lovely Butterfly and cat photo. I love your inspirational quote! Have a great weekend :)

Sandy said...

We had a wonderful rain
yesterday and now I can
hear thunder close by.
Hopefully more rain is
on the way. Your flowers
are exquisite!
Have a blessed weekend.

Susan said...

We, too, finally got some much needed rain..Yahoo! I love your dwarf white orchid tree flowers...very lovely. It was so thoughtful of you to send one of your homemade embroidery pieces to Gina. It was very lovely, as was your thoughtfulness.

gld said...

Glad you are getting some rain. It sure makes life easier for gardeners.

No wonder you like the Dwarf White Orchid Tree. It is beautiful and to think it started as a small seed.

Tork knows how to relax....

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Yea for the rain. The Dwarf White Orchid tree is stunning.