We have been getting a great deal of rain over the last weeks. Our very long drought in California finally seems to have ended. Hopefully this will continue.I imagine that, like me, other people and gardeners throughout the state are breathing a huge sigh of relief.
Rain is really something you don't appreciate unless you go through extended dry periods as we have. It is not only that plant life is effected, but everything gets so dirty. Plants, trees and even the exteriors of houses benefit from a good rain to wash off all of the accumulated dirt, grime and dust.
Now everything seems to sparkle and it is wonderful.
I took these pictures of the front garden from my entry hall - still unfinished, but that is for another post - after a day of very heavy rain, in the afternoon the sun came out and it was almost magical.
I am in the midst of the annual pruning and clean-up of the garden so it looks quite bare and everything that was flowering has been cut back. Even so, the rain lends a freshness that makes everything look appealing.
In a few months, or even weeks, this will all be grown in again and look quite different. If we continue to have more rain it should be a very beautiful spring; quite unlike the springs of the past few years.
I am so proud of two of my family members that are marching in The Women's March today. My granddaughter in Los Angeles, and my niece in Washington D.C. Although I am not able to be there I am with you in spirit.
Thank you for visiting.