Monday, July 6, 2009

Drops on the driveway

I can't believe it. There are drops on our driveway! Lots of them! I can even hear a little thunder. So, finally, after so very long, rain is falling! Not much but some. I pulled out a lawn chair, sat in the garage and just watched it for a little bit. Then I went in the house and got my camera.

In the past few weeks, I just haven't had the heart to blog. We put a little water on our plants, but that's all we can do. Other than mulch. And it's been way too hot to even do that. In the meantime, the plants have just wilted wilted wilted. The Gulf fritillary caterpillars have eaten all the passionflower leaves so I guess the little ones probably starved.

Wow, I can actually HEAR it raining outside now! Thank you, Lord! We need your moisture here so very, very much. Nature suffers more and more each day that goes by without rain. Personally, the sadness I see outside weighs me down so much.

Thank you, Lord, for this rain. Thank you.

UPDATE–James reported that we got a whole half-inch of rain! I walked around our Wildscape a while ago and just felt so amazed. Thanks to that little bit of wetness, most of the plants looked like they'd come back to life!

On one of our passionflower vines, I moved a middle-sized caterpillar to what was left of one leaf. Poor little guy. I hope he makes it to the chrysalis stage!!

Thank you, Lord, for the rain!!! Thank you so much!


Lee17 said...

The gulf fritillary butterflies ate all my passionvine this year too. It is now just a big clump of twisted brown vines. Sigh.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Sounds like we need MORE MORE MORE passionvines everywhere!

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