Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Rainy Days

"God created rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done."

I came across this quote a few days ago as I was perusing some other garden blogs, and it is so true for me, it made me laugh!

In the above photo, taken after a rain, is Ladies Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), a plant whose foliage and chartreuse colored flowers are attractive, but not showy. The most unique and fascinating feature of this plant, in my opinion, is the way the velvet-like hairs on the leaves catch the glistening dew and raindrops, which then bead up and shine like hundreds of tiny diamonds!

My discovery for the day.... I hope you enjoy it, too. Now I am off to do my housework!


The Weathered Pane said...

I'm so glad to find a wonderful garden blog! Let's see I got here from Jerusalem's blog that took me to your daughters. I love Ladies Mantle and have relocated a few dozen starts. And as far as your quote.... rain just means I get dirtier! But my husband still thinks I'm sexy even with mud on my face! Welcome to the blog world! I'm new since April too!

Lisa Blair said...

Hehe, I like your quote about rainy days and housework. I totally agree! On sunny Saturdays, as I'm piddling in the yard, I often wonder how all the laundry will ever get done.

Happy Friday!