Peeking out the front door. We don't see a lot of puddles since most rain either runs off into the creek or soaks in quickly.
I put on my mucky boots and got moving....
This is as close to a selfie as I get. I don't get to wear rain boots often enough.
Silver plants stand out against the dark damp background.
It's been chilly so Opuntia Santa-rita has taken on a purple hue
We put out buckets to save rain water for those not so rainy days
Pink Muhly is pinking up though it hasn't yet blown out to its full cotton candy stage. It looks like it will recover from the drenching it got.
Around back things are looking very green since the deer have been eating most of the flowers out of the garden.
Up close the deer have left a few bright flowers to punctuate the green
It's a good thing the crevice garden is on a slope for best drainage
The Opuntia ficus-indica 'Burbank' looks like Charlie Brown's friend Pigpen. Spineless cacti are placed behind the fence to keep them safe from deer.
We planted wildflower seeds Tuesday afternoon ahead of the rain and the bluebonnets are already sprouting. But of course they had a soaking beforehand. We wait for forecasted rain before planting them each year.
The new Dyckia 'Frazzle Dazzle' is happy in its galvanized container.
A recent project is this thrift store glass birdbath which turned into an overflowing fountain during the rain.
We've been filling in the dry creek along the path with native rocks. We thought about buying rocks but decided that would be silly since we are "rock central".
There's that view through the fence.
Just as I finished up raindrops began to fall again.
All in all a nice walk. The local weather puts the rainfall at 4.67 inches at the airport which is nearby so it was a good week for rain so far.