More Rain

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


After my first full week back at work, I was looking forward to being out in the garden today.  But, it was not to be.  I woke up this morning to more rain.  We have had only one day in this past week when it did not rain.  Today we received 1.10 inches of rain, and the garden is getting a little soggy.  Where was all this rain in June and July when we really needed it?


I did go out in between showers to check things out and besides finding puddles all over, I found this mushroom that had been shredded by the rain.  From a distance, it looks like a frilly flower.



The Plum Tree daylilies are starting to rebloom.  This is the latest I have ever had them start to bloom again, but, since they are among my favorites, they are most welcome.



As you can see from the photos, things were pretty wet around here today.  However, I am not complaining, because we really have been below normal with the rain fall, and it is this weather and the accompanying high pressure system that is keeping TS Fay away from us.  Another benefit of all this rain is that the cuttings I rooted and planted last week don’t have to be watered and are doing well.  I guess things are working out for the best.  Maybe this is Mother Nature’s way of telling me I need to rest and take it easy this weekend after working late this past week.



  1. chigiy said,

    August 16, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    That is so funny. When I first looked at the picture of your mushroom, I thought it was a Shasta daisy. It did get shredded.
    There is a drought going on here.

  2. August 16, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    It is nice to get a break from watering, that is the great thing about rain. I love that purple daylilly, pretty.

  3. Jan said,

    August 17, 2008 at 4:57 am

    Hi, Chigiy, it is surprising to see a mushroom “flower”. There were three in the lawn that all looked the same.

    Perennialgardenlover, that little daylily sure has been a great bloomer for me this summer.

  4. Brenda Kula said,

    August 17, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Likely is Mother Nature’s way of saying “Jan, sit yourself down and rest a spell.” I am so glad we’ve been getting rain here. Things are starting to look rejuvenated. Rather than scorched!

  5. Tina Ramsey said,

    August 17, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Lucky you! No rain here. It is looking sad.

  6. Alexandra said,

    August 17, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Your flowers are beautiful. I hope you’re having a good Saturday. Thinking of you! *hugs*

  7. Jan said,

    August 17, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Brenda, I think you are right. It rained again today, and I took a nap for a change.

    Tina, I wish I could send you some of our rain since we have a little extra right now.

    Thanks, Alexandra. I hope you are having a good day, too.

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