It's rained off and on, all day today, but I'm not complaining, I'm bragging! We've had several good rains this week, and the plants are already responding to the extra moisture. I did some weeding in between showers, the roots come out so much easier when everything's sopping wet. Rainy days are the best for taking pictures too. I'm always talking about the shade out back, and my little deck, just out the back door, here it is...
This is where we have coffee each morning, unless it's raining, then you'll find us on the front porch.
On the days we're working outside, we have lunch here, and it's where we always relax with a glass of iced tea.
Part of our live oak canopy.
We recently had branches trimmed that were heading over top of the house, but we still have plenty of shade. There's two more live oaks to the left of these.
On to the front...the rain hasn't helped the roses too much, it's going to take some cooler weather for them.
On a whole, most things are looking refreshed.
Butterflies and hummingbirds were zooming about everywhere today, they're a big part of what makes gardening worthwhile. The Zebra Longwing, that so nicely sat for a portrait, is Florida's State Butterfly...you may have known that, but I just learned that today. Lately, we've had an abundance of them, as well as the Swallowtails.
Looking all cheerful.
I don't even know what it is, some kind of houseplant. Anyway, I stuck it in this rock several years ago(hardly any soil in it), and it just keeps growing. I wish everything was that easy. I'll leave you for now, happy gardening.