Hope all is well in your part of the world. It is raining here. Wonderful, wonderful wet stuff dripping from the sky to give life to all. My country is known as the driest country in the world and the rain that we are having today here in Canberra is purported to be the most significant rain we have had since 1980 something, or so it said on the radio this morning. Yippee! Keep it coming. They have even predicted flash flooding. That will help maintain out local water storage.
Yippee, then we might not have to feel so guilt for using h2o.
Anyway... here are my latest pics, "flowers in the rain" taken just minutes ago.
The first picture above is of the begonia cutting my Uncle Bill gave me in November last year when I last saw him. I have been nursing it carefully on my kitchen windowsill. It is starting to get a bit leggy and I have pinched out the central shoot but it hasn't put out any side shoots yet so I reckon I might have to raise the blind on the kitchen window to allow it some more light. The cutting is from a plant that originally was owned by my maternal great grandmother Collis. She was gone long before I was born. Special eh that I managed to get a bit of it growing. Not a great picture but you get the idea.
This is the cane begonia that belonged to my maternal grandmother Trennery. She died when I was 5 years old. It is happy outside under the trees in the back yard at the moment where it is, and has put on a lot of new growth this season, but I will have to bring it back indoors when the frosts start again.
These are my first two ripe tomatoes for the season in my kitchen windowsill.One is an apollo and the other is a grosse lisse.The apollo plant has a virus that has spoiled all the new growth.
Above...Zephranthes, rain flowers in the rain. I made that pot years ago when I was still in Tafe.
Below is ....well I am not sure if this is garlic chives or onion weed, I have been told both names. It is a bit of a pest though and keeps popping up in my potted plants every year. But it does flower so it can have a place in here. hehehehe. If you know the difference between the two please let me know.
I went shopping this morning. It was quite amusing watching people carrying umbrellas ad scuttling about to get out of the rain, while I was sauntering along enjoying it falling on me and thinking "People what are you worried about it is just water, the same stuff you drink, and stand under in the shower each day. Life giving stuff". I bought 2 nice black shirts from sales racks that were greatly reduced in price and I am quite happy with myself. One has gold bead embroidery. the other is a sort of peasant style with long sleeves. Also got some other odds and bods and my dear hubby's valentines day present for tomorrow, a 1 hour Chinese massage.
The rain is falling heavier now, as predicted, beautifully, joyfully, Cheers!