A Little Rain

“A Little Rain”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 


Today, we had our second rain shower since May 22nd.  The rain guage showed .19 inches.  So, in the last three and a half weeks, we have had a grand total of .21 inches.  Things are really starting to show the dryness.  I am having to water just about every day.  This afternoon, I was getting pretty discouraged because there were areas that I watered yesterday, and they were already dry.  I told dear hubby that we really needed to get some rain soon, and about five minutes later, thunder could be heard in the distance.  (Ask and you shall receive?)  The rain started about ten minutes later.  It wasn’t much, but I am thankful for what we did receive.  Every little bit helps.


Today, the last of the daylilies my sister sent me in March from Oakes Daylilies bloomed, and it is a beauty. 



It is a lovely color and a large bloom.  With all the heat and dry weather, it was nice to have something new blooming in the garden.


  1. Randy said,

    June 17, 2008 at 5:12 am

    What a SPECTACULAR bloom. Don’t you just love Daylilies? We finally got two days of good rain here, Jan. I am just tickled to death about it. I’m so amazed, you can water stuff for weeks and see no significant growth at all, let it rain for two days and every plant in the garden turns dark green a grows a foot over night. Kind of makes you scared to drink the water we have now a days… one has to wonder what’s in it that keeps the plants from growing.

  2. Jan said,

    June 17, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Yes, Randy, I am really become hooked on daylilies. They have such a long bloom period esp. when the plants are established. My Plum Tree daylilies have been blooming for almost three weeks.
    You are so right about the rain. Watering just keeps them alive. It is the rain that makes them grow. I read somewhere that rainwater contains a small amount of nitrogen, esp. from lightning, and this is what causes plants to grow after a rain. I don’t know if this is true are not, but it might an explanation.

  3. Brenda Kula said,

    June 17, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    It poured in Tyler today! Hope it reaches there too!

  4. Jan said,

    June 17, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the rain wishes, Brenda. We received .20 inches this afternoon. So, half an inch in two days isn’t too bad, but we could use more. Maybe tomorrow?

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