Tuesday, March 27, 2007


We Need Half an Inch

You know you're getting old when you start measuring rainfall and it means something to you.
One more half inch of rain and this will be San Antonio's wettest March on record.
Between the showers when the sun comes out, the new growth, budding trees, shrubs and plants are verdant and beautiful.
The Edwards aquifer that serves our community's water needs is getting very full. That means no rationing this summer, when the heat shivers off the streets and yards turn brown after one day without water.
I planted a bunch of flowers and herbs over the weekend and it was fun to watch the rain pelting them, fusing their soil with the soil they were planted in and getting them used to their new homes right away.
Here's a nursery we visited last weekend. It really got me in the mood for spring.


6 comments:

Karen Zipdrive said...

Click the pic for a non blurry view...

BigSis said...

I don't see where you planted the pyracantha. But I see your blue ball clearly.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Ha, I wish that was my yard.
Actually, it's the Rose Emporium, a very nice nursery out in the boondocks that specializes in antique rose varieties the nursery owners harvest from abandoned farms and other locales around Texas.
I'm not a huge rosebush fan, but it is cool to see old varieties that don't even look like roses.

BigSis said...

Rose bushes with "thorns" you say?

Karen Zipdrive said...

Update:
I wanted to spread the branches out so I decided to unhook the pyras from their bamboo stakes by breaking the rubber bands that held them in place. I am now the proud bearer of two deep puncture wounds in both thumbs as a result.
Less than a week in and they already are doing their job.
:) ...ouch!

dusty said...

Gorgeous photo. Here in the valley we are about 6 inches short of rain..gimme back OUR rain! :)