Thursday, September 10, 2009

With rain comes resurrection

A wonderful, drenching rain–nearly 2 inches–fell this afternoon. What a blessing!

A few weeks ago, I thought it'd be interesting to note how shriveled and dry the native horseherb (Calyptocarpus vialis) can get without water. So I shot a photo Sept. 3.

Before rain (Sept. 3)

After rain (today)

This afternoon, after the rains stopped, I went outside and snapped a photo of the SAME plant (I marked it with some small rocks). As you can see, horseherb returns almost instantly after rainfall! Amazing, eh?

2 comments:

Elephant's Eye said...

So glad you have had rain at last. (Remember you was memed ...)

Caroline said...

Mine's back too, with hundreds of little seedlings. Hooray!

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