The U.S. Drought Monitor has us in the Exceptional category. By my best recollection, so far this year we have had less than 4 inches of rain, 1 inch the entire summer. The following photographs are true miracles.
The crinums bloomed, after I watered. Although short-lived, they have been profuse and a delight, lingering still.
The crepe myrtle's seemed later than normal, but oh, my, did not disappoint.
My grandmother's heirloom rose continues with sporadic blossoms. She's a tough ol' gal.
Figs! Our first ones. How does that tree do that with so little moisture? I do hope the critters leave us a few.
A very special flower, one that gives water!
He provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside. ~Job 5:10, NIV
Prayer for Rain
Dear Father God, on the authority of your Word, I ask for rain to nourish our yards, pastures, and gardens, that we may live well and serve you with gladness. Amen. So it is.
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Postscript: I prayed the above prayer yesterday. Just when I thought the day was to pass with no rain, we got a misting. Clearly I could not say I did not get an answer. I reminded myself to give thanks and praise, and kept it up. Then today around noon, it began to mist, to sprinkle, a number of faint showers, and then Rain, yes, rain. We got two full showers. Bless the Lord, oh my soul!