As I was sitting on the patio on Saturday, having morning coffee and wiping the steam from my glasses, I noticed something pink to the side of the grape vine.
I tiptoed across the wet grass and noticed that the small Stargazer Lily, tucked in between the grapevine and the Vitex tree, was beginning to bloom.
I checked on it throughout the day and each time, it's lovely bloom was open a little more. Not great photos, I'm afraid, because the camera lens kept steaming up like my glasses!
This Phillipine Lily looks like it's about to bloom too.
The milkweed are "sans aphids" - perhaps the rain washed them off?
I'm not sure if it's still officially Pollinator Week, but this guy was hard at work on the Rose of Sharon.
This Penta is enjoying the rain... it's neighbor is too far gone to notice...
I hope the swallowtail caterpillar enjoyed it.
I gave the Buddlea a hair cut a week or two back and it's putting out some fresh blooms, which the bees are loving.
OK Mother Nature - the rain barrel is full, you can turn off the waterworks now.
There was lots of bird activity in the garden too, and I managed to get some photos which I'll share in my next blog post.
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.