A walk around my garden was my reward for "almost" finishing my REPORTS!
My timing was spot on, as I watched this amazing storm roll in.
Like a huge explosion in the distance . . . and then the rains came. I opened all the doors and let the sound of the rain on the roof resonate throughout the house and skipped around singing "Hark to the Rain - Hark to the Rain" just like my mother used to do. My kids think I'm slightly crazy, but what the heck! I actually heard my youngest last week do a "Hark to the Rain" when it started coming down. I said nothing to him but had a HUGE smile on the inside of my heart. "The universe is unfolding as it should"
I posted a picture of this magnificent cactus last week. It was much lighter then. We had a little snap of cold weather and it turned really rich in colour. It's just an amazing plant. Was a cutting from my Mother in Law a few years ago, and is quite ugly most of the time, but this is it's week to shine, and shine it does.
This is Wendy's Wish (Salvia) - and does very well in my garden and climate. Even my mother says so, and she is the Chief Gardener in our family!
This is a beautiful dark leaved Euphorbia. I think it might be called Black Bird? Not sure, but it's so pretty and the foliage is a lovely contrast in the garden.
One of my famous Poppies that just invite themselves into my garden year after year and are most welcome!
. . . and a couple of interesting cactus plants that I have given prime position at my back door and am loving their interesting different shapes.
. . . now, back to those REPORTS, not much to go now, I promise!!