Everyone living here in central Texas is relieved that we have finally received a good bit of rain – and not only that, a promise of continued showers at least for the next couple of days and a likelihood of storms for two or three days after that. We’ve been in a record drought for the entirety of the summer. Our lawn turned to hay after we stopped watering it to conserve water. It’s been absolutely terrible. I’ve never wanted to move north more than the past few months! In fact, I’ve been aching for a good ole’ fashioned mid-western snowstorm. I’m sure the garden is loving the natural watering and the new sprouts are really getting a good soaking, which has already increased their size dramatically today. There are a few beans that are struggling. They’re much smaller than the others. And then there’s one zucchini that’s a little tiny as well. Hopefully this rain will help them get everything they need from the great, nutritious soil I’ve prepared for them!
A garden is the best alternative therapy.
“Soil is a living entity:
the crucible of life,
a seething foundry in which
matter and energy are in
constant flux and life is
— Daniel Hillel,
Out of Earth 1991
© 2010-2013 Eternal Forms Photography. All Rights Reserved. No unauthorized reproduction.
The photos on this blog are meant to be enjoyed - all of them can be viewed in a larger size by clicking the photo.
Thank you for reading and viewing!
- Beautiful Amaryllis in Bloom
- The Only Color I See Outside Is In My Own Backyard.
- Basil Loves Texas Heat
- It’s a boy!
- Building a Retreat Web
- Feathered Friends
- A Good Buzz
- Thinking Small
- Silverleaf Nightshade flower
- Keeping My Interest
- Vegetable Harvest
- Beneficial Insect Spotlight: Paper Wasp
- Macro Monday 5.9.11
- The Butterfly Garden and The Reason for My Missing Butterflies
- Walking in the Garden and Enjoying Life
Top Posts Today
- Flowering Plants for Texas and Natives
- Black Swallowtail Caterpillar
- How to Harvest Sage
- Beneficial Insect Files: Black Swallowtail Caterpillar
- How to Harvest Thyme
- How to Harvest Oregano and Marjoram
- Paper Wasp
- Vegetable Planting Dates for Central Texas
- Basil Growing Tip
- Our Fall Garden: crop/seed selection
Search Calendar for Posts
Previous Months’ Entries
Austin Area Garden Blogs and Beyond
The following bloggers are a source of information and inspiration. Many are gardeners in the Austin area as well.
Blog Category Search:
Search Blog Tags:
- About Us
- Why Organic?
- Butterfly Terms
- 553,344 hits