Thursday, June 28, 2007

Soft and Gentle

The rains today are soft.
A continuous, gentle, morning shower.

The Rose Of Sharon had begun to bloom.
It opened in the rain.

After feeding the birds I checked on supper for tonight.
It is zucchini time in the vegetable garden.
Next week's supper is in bloom.
I have about 24 inches of dry space underneath the back eaves.
I perched up.
I had my morning coffee with the female Hummingbird.
I let my hair air dry, it took awhile.


Naturegirl said...

A soft rain would be welcome here everything is drying quickly oh dear I can see my water bill this month!
My neighbor stuffs the zuccini flowers with a sausage you! Oh those zuccini would make great bread! lovely images as ever! hugs NG

Sheila said...

I would love a soft refreshing rain right now. Everything is crunchy underfoot. We are limited to watering on alternate days. I water flowers and the newer trees and shrubs, but not the lawn. It will go dormant and then bounce back quickly once we get rain.
I love the rain when plants are producing fruits and vegetables, you can almost watch them grow. Enjoy your zuchinni...yum..!

PAT said...

I see that NG has ask about cooking the zuchini blossoms. I've not done so, but we had friends who fried squash blossoms. They said they were very good.

A loaf of Zucchini bread would be wonderful!

Great photos, Sherry!
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Deb said...

Aren't the Rose of Sharon wonderful? We planted ours a few years ago and have found them sprouting all through the garden ...they remind me of little hollyhocks :-} Your zucchini are wonderful (I promise to post that zucchini/pear loaf recipe as it is so delicious). Morning coffee with the hummers sounds like a perfect way to start the day.

Q said...

Dear Naturegirl,
It is distressing when the rains are slow to come during the growing season. Watering is the best we can do!
I have eaten stuffed zucchini flowers before! I go ahead and let the flowers become fruits!
I do make zucchini bread! Lots of it! I make it as muffins for my husband. He takes two every morning. I shred the zukes and freeze in 2 cup zip lock bags. I need 25 bags to get me through the winter for his muffins.
We look forward to zucchini days!

Q said...

Dear Sheila,
Oh dear, you need rain too?! My husband told me Fortworth, Texas recieved 17 inches!! that is a lot of rain. Flooding I am sure.
You can watch them grow! It is amazing how some flowers will open in the rain! I watched the Morning Glories yesterday open up! I love that!
I shall send sweet rain to you and Naturegirl.

Q said...

Dear Pat,
I do have a recipe for stuffed squash bloosoms. We eat very little "fried" although lots of stir fry!
The zucchini bread recipe I use I posted last year. I will see if it is in the archives.
I love the leaves of the zucchini plant. They are huge!
Hope your rains are over now and all is well.
Have a great weekend.

smilnsigh said...

I so love a gentle rain. -happy sigh-

Days and days without sun, can get me down. But gentle rain... lovely.


Mary said...

I agree with Mari-Nanci. A gentle rain would be delightful.

Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
I would send this one to you if I could. It has been so nurishing to plants and critters and people!
I do need a wee bit of sunshine too!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
You really do need a gentle long soaking rain. The last rain was terrible for you!