Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Rain Gauge Runneth Over ...


Rain lilies
 Okay, I'm exaggerating.  Aside from the fact that my rain gauge doesn't even have a measuring device attached (which would make it just a rain gauge holder), we didn't get anywhere near enough rain to fill such a tube (if I had one, which I don't because I broke it last year). (Don't ask me how, it was an accident, OK?)(And why do they make glass tubes for them anyway?) (And what's with all the parentheses all of a sudden?  I was cautioned against them in a writing class and yet here I am, flinging them about with wild abandon.) We DID get rain, though, 3 days in a row.   The proof is in the plants!

'Rio Bravo' Texas Sage in full and riotous bloom

10 comments:

Rose said...

Hooray! I'm so happy for you, Cindy! I do have a rain gauge with clear measurement markings, but since I usually forget to empty it after a rain, it doesn't do me a lot of good:)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I'd hate to think that the gauge was hurled in a fit of pique over lack of rain. But then, you would never do such a thing. :^) I hope this rain is the start of a new trend.

HolleyGarden said...

Wow! Three days in a row! Lucky you! Go get another rain gauge. I was thinking the dust in it from this summer had heated up to such a point it shattered.

David said...

We must get you another rain gauge.
Of course the rain gauge holder probably did a thorough job this entire summer. Zilch is easy to measure. LOL
Thanks again for the milkweed.
They are so healthy!
David/ Tropical Texana/

StoBlogger said...

So glad you guys are getting rain. We've had a little but need more.... ;)

Gail said...

and may more come your way and sooner rather then later! xoxo gail

Lancashire rose said...

Lucky you. 3 days. No wonder your plants look happy. Still nothing here. I gave up on rain gauges. they always seemed to crack, so I just use a straight sided jam jar. I had put it away until there was word of possible rain. None came and I now keep kicking it over.

Pam/Digging said...

Still no rain here in Austin, though we were teased last night with thunder and lightning. I'm happy for you and your garden though.

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Oh, I'm so glad you've gotten some rain.
(Every time I complain about our rainy start to spring I think of where we were a few short years ago and where places like Texas are now.)

Cindy, MCOK said...

Thanks, y'all! What's discouraging is that only the mulch was moistened. The soil underneath was as dry as ever, dang it. We have some chances of rain this weekend but as usual, I'm not holding my breath!