Spring rain

We’ve had 25 ml (or one inch) of rain in 4 days. For where I live this is wet! We don’t usually have such fluffy clouds. The rain knocked all the blossom off this poor plant before the bees could finish their work.

This plant has never looked so white and pretty. But they’re the wrong flowers for this potplant!

After the rain

I woke up to more rain, just a lazy drizzle. Yesterday it poured. That was welcome relief from the worry that we desperately need rain for the latest crop to get growing. Today, it’s gloomy and depressing. I braved the miserable weather to have a look around. Nature was enjoying the weather.

Blossom on the almond tree at this time of the year? Is it my imagination or do trees do this? I’ve always thought it a little ironic that the blossom seems to emerge at the same time as the rain washes the flowers away. Won’t be long and it will be spring. I went back inside, much cheerier and up the stairs to see what was happening up there in the studio.