"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Rain has come to our dry patch of heaven


making the air and the grounds refreshed.
Our little great niece, Taylee, has been praying for God
to send us rain........she is delighted to hear her prayers were answered,
and so are we.
The Black Witch Moth has come to our home, stopping for a short while from 
it's long journey to rest.

The same curious little lizard watches as I tend to the porch 
flowers.......we have gotten so used to each other that I have named
it Piccalo Drago (little dragon in Italian).
These characters showed up , there was a group of 5............
upon seeing them, I searched the grounds for any lifeless thing,
but found nothing.  I suppose they were taking a break from their
search this day.
The flowers are starting to introduce themselves to me, the bees, and the 

and the days come and go in a quiet bliss, for which we
are always thankful.  How are things in your backyard?
What kind of visitors do you have?  What is popping up
in your grounds?  I would love to hear!




Marie Smith said...

The vultures are such curious looking birds. They are here but I’ve never seen them.

Rose said...

I sure enjoyed this post...loved the report of what is going on in your world. I have tomatoes that have set on, but my cucumber blooms and blooms and not one single cucumber has set on. I don't know how the tomatoes got pollinated because I see no bees at all. Well, I finally saw one on the clover. And I set out there and watch and watch. Not one single bee of any kind on my coneflowers. It is kind of scary. Once the coneflowers start blooming, I can usually see at least one bee of some sort on them anytime I look. Most times the little type of bumblebee...but also regular honeybees visit them too.

We need rain...we had a sprinkle over the weekend but not enough to help anything. I love it when it rains and you can smell how it settles the dust.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It was great to see that downpour, Kathleen, after knowing about the very hot weather you have been going through. A couple of your little visitors were nice to see, especially the iguana, but the vultures not so much.

Julia said...

How sad for the lack of bees. Maybe it's because of the drought.

I'm glad that you got a good downpour. I wish I could share our excess rain. It rains so often this year. We get a few days of rain and a few days of sun and the pattern repeats itself. Such strange weather. The garden and weeds are growing so fast. Visitors to our gardens have been groundhogs deers and skunks. I'm sure the raccoons also have come at night. They do so much damage. My peonies are almost finished blooming and now the Sundrop yellow flowers are in full bloom. I still haven't had time to plant all my annual flowers. Weeding and planting veggies have taken a lot of my time and priorities.

Take care,

happyone said...

Love the rainbow!
We've been having a good mix of rain and sun. We don't get those real hot temperatures so it has been quite pleasant.

Granny Marigold said...

I'm glad you got a decent amount of much needed rain. We, on the other hand, needed sunshine, and had 3 days of sunshine with very high temperatures. Well, for our area it was high but I'm quite sure it wouldn't be considered hot in Texas. I like your cute lizard friend; and the interesting moth ( that I had never heard of).
My tomatoes are just now setting fruit. We almost never have ripe tomatoes before the end of July. Right now the only thing we're eating from the garden is lettuce and green onions.
I like your pretty pink Zinnia. Can't wait for mine to grow and bloom!!
Take care, GM

Prims By The Water said...

I did have two chipmunks that I enjoyed watching, but me thinks a snake moved in and ate them now. UGH When we first brought our Tundra puppy home, I had a flock of vultures circle above our house. I would not leave him alone in the yard as I thought they would kill him. I do have a couple tomatoes now on my plant. Looking forward to some homegrown. Janice

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

So glad her prayers were answered! We got a little rain yesterday and it was glorious. It even stayed cool for this morning. Unfortunately the heat returned this afternoon. Hoping for more rain the rest of the week. We haven't had any exotic visitors, just the usual - squirrels and cats and dogs! But there is a gorgeous orb weaver spider who's been living between two tomato plants.

Henny Penny said...

Oh, I do love your posts. How sweet of Taylee to pray for the rain and her prayers were answered. I absolutely love that picture of the rain pouring down. I would love to have that enlarged and framed...it is beautiful, and touches my heart. There is a lizard that looks a lot like yours who lives in the garden. He watches me. A couple of frogs too that sit in one of the flower pots. They are my reason for leaving a little dish of water in the hot garden. In spite of our hot dry summer, we are getting tomatoes, peppers, and green beans from the garden. Can not get zinnias to grow this summer.

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

The rainbow is lovely...what a sweet answer to prayers, and I love zinnias. We could use a little rain here, it's been dry...although maybe I'm tempting fate after our last storm! We have volunteer pumpkins growing like crazy and bee balm is just starting to bloom along with tiger lillies. The weather is warm but we have a cool breeze from the north...so grateful for it. Mary

Hill Top Post said...

Oh those puddles look so good. June has been very dry here so I am having to water the gardens to keep them going. We love the lizards and toad frogs that hop and scurry around the rocks and plants. I leave water in hollowed rocks for them. I enjoyed this post so much.

Lady Locust said...

You keep interesting company :-) That looks like a lot of rain! I know your ground is thankful. And it might be a witch moth but it really is beautiful isn't it?

Debra said...

We need the rain too. It's so dry we are not mowing. I have to water the gardens. So glad for a spring fed well. Your post was lovely. I like that little 'dragon'!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

So glad you got rain. I love the sunset photo and your flowers are beautiful. I also love the lovely rainbow.

Boyett-Brinkley said...

That rain looks so nice! We haven’t had any in so long. It is just hot and dry. My backyard is pretty quiet. The baby foxes have been playing like crazy but I haven’t seen them in a few days — it might be too hot. Bam, the little girl is so cute and so little. Brother Boo is bigger and a little crazy but they love each other. I hope they haven’t moved on permanently. Oompa Loompa the big orange cat is AWOL and Big Ugly the possum is staying away too. So, it has been quiet. Your photos are lovely, especially the sunset.

Barwitzki said...

This rain is wonderful. We've also had it for a few days with about 65 Fahrenheit during the day... nature is beaming just like us.
In the evening we did a few tours in the forest... wonderful.
And the cherries are ripe... I like eating them straight off the tree.
Happy weekend to you.

Henny Penny said...

I love the picture with the rain. So glad you got rain. It should be Zinnia time here too, but not this year. I have noticed that some of the Mexican Sunflower seeds have come up in my garden. So happy about that. Always love the little creatures you have around.