In some ways and so disappointing in others ...
See these clouds roiling over my corner of Katy? You can practically hear the thunder, can't you? So you're expecting to hear me say that moments after I took these pictures, the rain came tumbling down and the gardens of Wit's End got a good soaking. You would, however, be as disappointed as I was by the pitiful amount of rain that fell. It didn't even rain long enough or hard enough to wash off the foliage, let alone penetrate the soil. There's more rain in tomorrow's forecast so perhaps Tuesday will be my good news day rain-wise.
However, despite that disappointment, I found something to rejoice about. As I worked my way down the south fence with hose in hand, I made a happy discovery.
The Oxblood Lilies given to me by MSS at Zanthan Gardens are not only emerging from their dormancy, they're blooming! I have a long way to go to achieve her stunning success with these lovelies, but I'm delighted no end that I'm on my way! Thanks, MSS!