After seeing so many soggy blog photos from other regions I was beginning to feel left out so I'll take this rare chance to share a few from my own garden. Close to two inches of rain fell over two days which almost doubles our total for 2013. There was a bit of hail overnight but no damage. The good news is most of the pollen was washed out of the live oak trees as shown below. The rain also brought down the rest of the old oak leaves which fall here in the spring.
Before the rain everything was coated with yellow pollen dust and now it all looks so fresh and clean. Except for all the debris. No damage to the agave which is mounded up on gravel for just such occasions.
Looks like a mess, but it ends the "yellow dust" season where everything is coated in yellow pollen -- cars, roofs, foliage, etc. So this mess is actually a welcomed sight.
It's been cold and windy too. The sun is out now so it should warm up soon and we can get to work.
I'm sure readers in rainy climates are bored by now so I have a treat for you. The aloe I received at a plant swap last year bloomed through it all.
Enjoying this morning's sunshine too.
So good things happening here lately. The rain was perfectly timed for a boost to our spring growing season.