Cloudy days bring out the best in a Redbud (Cercis Canadensis)
We are saturated here in Music City....It is so wet water squishes into your shoes and onto your pants legs. We are all complaining and eager to get back to our gardens. The rain is a big bother; boy are we going to wish we had saved this water in July and August when the temperatures are in the 80s and 90s and we won't see rain for weeks at a time. Wouldn't a cistern be wonderful!
Today, both, the patio and the garden that is under construction were underwater!
There was a sunny break in the stormy weather, so I grabbed the camera and raincoat and headed out for walk. These creeks and wet weather streams are doing their job; the water is higher and moving faster than usual. Unless you're from Tennessee you won't know that there is a movement afoot in the state legislature (TCV)to allow developers to cover over some wet weather streams. They argue that the streams are conveyances (not streams that support fish) and moving them is an expensive hassle. I am trying to imagine all this runoff happily traveling its natural course and then what a big parking lot or road is going to stop the water? Water will find its way through someone's backyard, a parking lot or flood a roadway on its way to the river downstream. The small streams that feed plants and life whenever they are wet will suffer. Conservationists are equally concerned that our drinking water will be effected. Don't you just love progmess!
Back home to survey the garden damage:
We don't have gentle rains here, it's a deluge of water that pummels the plants,
Angelina (Tulip) yesterday afternoon
Iris yesterday afternoon
Angelina this morning after the rain
pummeled Iris this morning
These big pom poms were lovely yesterday and smelled sweet (Fothergilla gardenii). Do you think they will fluff up after they dry out?
Oh, they did dry out some, and on its way too looking better. We might need a blow dryer.
This nest looks abandoned,
I hope the family that was living here is someplace dry and safe.
April showers bring flowers and busy bees and greener grass! Looks like the mower will be out this weekend. My apologies for the noise.