Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hosta and Waterdrops

Our weather has started to turn hot and dry, again, and everyone is wondering whether we're going to have another summer like  2007 this year.  To try to avoid losing any trees this year, we have tried to lightly water our plants every morning or evening.  I happened to walk outside and see a few precious droplets on the flower of one of our hosta plants.

Re: Rain. . . . We expected to get some rain over last weekend, but it was cloudy and dry (and HUMID) most of Saturday.  That evening, we drove to Opry Mills Mall, which is on the other side of town and about 20 miles from our house.  As we passed through downtown, we noticed that the sky east of the area was very dark, and by the time we got to Briley Parkway on the eastside of town, we were in the middle of a huge storm.  We drove north on Briley toward the mall, and we were suddenly driving into the sun, again, and the road was dry.  By the time we got to the mall, there was no rain.

Apparently, the rain - quite a bit of rain - hit only one portion of town, dumping about 1/2 inch of water near the airport and Donelson.

Answer to What is it Wednesday?: A dried leaf sitting on the root of a huge oak tree.  (The leaf, I know, is not an oak leaf.)  I was stretching a bit yesterday as I couldn't find the photo I wanted to post. 



Jim said...

The water drops look nice.

Halcyon said...

The hosta are lovely!

I think I am back on this time zone now. :) Vacationing is always fun, but it's good to get home.

D said...

Beautiful picture.
We're coveting rain here too.
Yesterday, there were dark clouds, thunder and lightning...and about 4drops of rain. Very disappointing.
I hope we both get a good soaking soon!

Jilly said...

Beautiful shot. Hostas as beautiful. we don't get them in the south of France. Too hot I imagine or rather not wet enough. Lovely flower.

Glad to know yesterday's puzzle was a leaf.

Jerry in Tampa said...

Fabulous images Chris! I was born in Nashville and still have relatives there! I am so glad I found you and I will be back often!!!

Jerry in Tampa

GMG said...

Ola Chris! I’m back to blogosphere after another busy (and annoying) week… ;)
Hopefully the summer won't be too hot... but the forecast is not encouraging. :(
Nice leaf pic; and where did you catch the cow? It could join the Cowparade... ;)
There were some huge guitars electronically advertising Rock i Rio in Lisbon early this month! But yours is amazing!
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is still strolling in the streets of Santiago de Compostela… Enjoy and have a nice weekend!