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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rainy Day Here!

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We have flood warnings everywhere and the rain today isn't going to help that.  In the mountains the snow pack is 197%,  They have emptied the resevoirs down to 10-15% of capacity in anticipation of the melt of the snow. 

Even with that said it is a lovely rainy day here in Idaho. 

Here are a few pictures from our entry area.
I cheated when I took pictures from the front doorway as it is pouring!

As you look out our front door and window this is what you see - the entry garden is really coming up!
I will show the plants when they get a little fuller and it isn't raining!  No plants in pots yet - it hasn't been warm enough.
 This is the other side.  The bleeding heart cane from a start from my grandmother who died in 1994.  I am so happy everytime this darling plant comes up - she loved bleeding hearts. 
This is a lime bleeding heart - isn't it lovely!  It is getting so big this year.  Makes me smile everytime I see it!
Today I am thankful for rainy days  - so peaceful and calming.
Plus I can get my house caught up!
Thanks for stopping by!


Grace said...

It's good to be thankful for rain since rain is so good for our plants. Very nice photos.

Nancy said...

I love it when plants are handed down like this. My mom was never a gardener, so I didn't receive any from her, but I have gotten a few from my mother-in-law. :)

Becca's Dirt said...

I so envy you that you are getting rain and are home to enjoy it. I love a rainy day. My gardens would love it right now. I'm getting tired of lugging around the sprinkler. We are in a drought here. Love the columbine plants. Good memories.

Rosemary said...

Love the peek of your garden.Rainy days can be lovely but we have had way too many here..

Jean said...

We finally had a few sunny days. Love the bleeding heart! Jean

Racquel said...

Ooh I love the lime green foliage on that Dicentra, so pretty! :) What a lovely way to remember your Grandmother.

Bella said...

Hi Paula,
I love the rain too, being in Seattle you have to, or go crazy:-)
Your blooms are looking good, love that you have a keepsake plant of your grandmothers:-)

Dirt Princess said...

Enjoy that rain. We are way behind on rain here.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks Paula for sharing your post at Cottage Flora Thursday's... i myself can handle only so much rain & i am ready for some sunshine! I love that you have a special plant! i have a hardy fuscia that was given to me before a special friend died - & it's quite funny i have brought it from my old home to this one & planted it & moved it twice & is so happy! tried purchasing new ones to put around the garden here at Fishtail Cottage & they don't survive - so it does make me smile when it comes back to life in the garden, xoox tracie

Autumn Belle said...

Glad to know that there's a plant in your garden that reminds you of your grandma. I like the rain too because then, I can save on my watering. Wishing you a happy Memorial Day weekend!

Kathy said...

Lovely - I adore bleeding hearts! They're just so interesting. It has been so warm here! I want more plants but it may be too late already! Thank you for sharing your garden - I have journaled what's blooming etc - blogging does help keep track of things.

KK said...

Hi Paula...I enjoyed your post today. I have special plants. One is a beautiful iris from a dear family member who has passed away. A few are gifts from my children. I get very attached to my flowers!

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LindyLouMac in Italy said...

At least rain means a chance to catch up indoors.

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