Lovely sound, gentle rain on a tin roof. And the changes a bit of morning rain brings to the garden are so tempting. No matter how much it rains, I just have to go out there and soak it up (the imagery, not the water). One delightful thing that rain does to the garden is that some plants actually look their best when they're wet, such as this weeping Acacia cognata, pictured below.
|You'd never notice this tiny spider web on top of the Acacia|
when it's dry, but in this morning's rain it's a foam of rain bubbles.
|Looking almost waterproof, Sedum 'Autumn Joy'.|
|This other succulent sedum looks as if someone has hit the|
'pause' button. Raindrops which should be sliding down the
smooth sides just hang onto the side as if they're blobs of glue.
|Still green and young, these will grow up to|
become Turkish Brown Figs one day.
|I think the PestOil which I sprayed onto my Thai makrut lime|
leaves (to deter aphids and citrus leaf miner) has played a hand
in making these leaves so water-repellent.
|And lettuce always looks more delicious in the rain.|