The remnants of the first hurricane of this year, Alberto, is giving us a rainy day. Our peonies are laden with rain drops and most are bent down, except for the red ones that I went out to photograph this morning.
Spring is winding down as flowers, reinvigorated by recent rain, strive to put on their best shows. I took the following photos over the past few days around our backyard. Please let me know in your comments which ones you would prefer.
In May of this year, we had 25 days without rain, a record for our area. There was talk about drought, water shortage and what not. Even the flower plants were not doing as well as in previous years, and peonies were late. Then yesterday the rain came, lots of it. During a brief lull, I ran out and took pictures of peonies and roses covered with rain drops.