Especially when there's no rain and the temperature is in the mid 90s. This morning, we received a break from the dominant weather patterns. It was raining, complete with thunder and lightning, when I woke up this morning. A nice steady rain fell for at least an hour after I sat down with my first cup of coffee. If the forecast holds true, there will be more this afternoon.
I wondered about the yard. I'm amazed by the plants that have survived the summer so far. Some are past their bloom time, but their foliage is lush and green. Others are just getting started. The hostas on the North side of the house are about to pop. White and purple blooms will close out July as August settles in.
The rain will help, no doubt.
The banana tree I rescued from the neighbor's leaf pile is doing well.
More blackberry lilies have appeared. I'm thinking I need a semi-tropical garden space in the yard.
It's 77 degrees and cloudy. The high today should reach the mid 80s. It's muggy and humid.