Wednesday, July 14, 2010

After the Rain

Yesterday afternoon, we had a blinger of a thunderstorm. It was slow moving, and it rained very hard for at least an hour. It caused a lot of local spot flooding, mainly roads, and especially underpasses. It's one of those occasions that I'm glad that my soil is sandy, because it's able to absorb more, faster. The downside, of course, is that it gets dry much faster, also.

I went out, after the storm was over, to check for damage. I didn't find any real problems, not even any limbs down. But, boy, my poor flowers took a beating.

I don't know if the hydrangeas will recover. There were so many blooms that the stems were having a hard time holding them up anyways. I'll have to trim some off, I guess. Maybe I'll see if I can dry some. That would be nice in the house in the winter. Better wait until it's less humid, though.

The daylily flowers that were blooming were ruined. Funny how the color seems to wash right out of them.

Even the poor geraniums got beaten down. I'm going to have to clean the pots off, too.

Only the coneflower was undaunted. See the white one? Isn't that cool? These coneflowers are new to me this year. I'm going to have to email the young lady who gave them to me, and see if this is a common occurrence with this type of coneflower.

At least this rain will go a long ways towards keeping the lawn green.


Terry said...

Your flowers are still beautiful to me.

barefootheart said...

We had very heavy rain too. The nice thing with daylilies is that tomorrow there will be a fresh set of blooms!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Isn't it lovely after a nice rain? Welll.... I say nice rain as long as I don't have to be out IN it! Everything smells so good!

AJ-OAKS said...

Oh to have rain here! Your flowers look pretty darn good after being pummeled by the rain.
Had to giggle at the pic of the pots.

Roses and Lilacs said...

No rain here and it's really hot and windy--we could use some. I need to get new cages for my hydrangeas, I don't like the ones I have now.


Tina said...

I always feel so bad when the flowers look like that after a rain...but obviously the rain is much needed. No rain here...not yet at least.

Sharon said...

Your lilies still have buds, that's good. Yah, the rain beats some down but some can take it pretty good. The hydrangeas may pop upright again.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Coneflowers have been my favorites for a long time. In the fall I let them go to seed so the Gold Finch can then enjoy them.