Friday, July 15, 2011

After the Storm

Apparently I slept through an incredibly loud storm last night. Daniel said the house shook with the thunder and Winslow had to hide in the furthest corner of our clothes closet. Daniel was up for about three hours ... and I heard nothing!! Must have been in deep, deep sleep. We even had a power outage for a few hours, but now everything is back to normal.
I can't tell you how much our garden needed this rain!!
So, this morning I took the camera and snapped a few photos.
Kumquat flowers - they smell so good!
Not only are the plants happy, but these storms have broken our record of 56 days with temperatures above 90℉ (32℃). Add to that unbelievable humidity and our heat index has been well over 100 degrees every day. Truly miserable!!
Kumquats already growing. Do you see the bug in the photo?
Today, it will still be humid, but only get up into the low eighties. What a relief!!
As you can see our pomegranates are getting ripe and Daniel has been picking and shelling them for us. They are so sweet, very different from the ones you buy in the store. And don't they look like little jewels?
And... drum roll please ... these are our very first blueberries from the bushes we put in last year. Not enough for a pie, but enough to enjoy over cereal in the morning!
Wishing you a wonderful Friday!!


  1. Oh, Granatäpfel. Die liebe ich, genau wie Blaubeeren. Und was das Schlafen anlangt, Matthias meint, mich könne man nachts raustragen:-)

  2. that rain looks so happy to hear you got some...the plants are HAPPY !!!

    love seeing the pomegranites...i love them too...i need a pomegranite tree !

    happy to visit here with you today
    teddy tells winslow HI !!!

    have a great weekend, my friend

    kary and teddy

  3. Bei uns hat es auch furchtbar gestürmt und bei Oma und Opa ist der Apfelbaum in zwei Hälften gespalten. Nun ist er leider schon gefällt. Und jetzt erkläre mir, warum ich dir ein Kommentar schreiben kann und auf meiner eigenen Seite kann ich nicht antworten.????Liebe Grüße

  4. Yummmmmmm! Pomegranates! They ARE little jewels. Actually 90 degrees sounds pretty good to me...we are expecting a high of 103 and by Monday 109. I think your deep sleep is a product of a content soul. It's like watching a flower bloom in slow motion...a site to behold! Happy Friday, Oh Beautiful One. **blows kisses** Deb

  5. Congratulations on the blueberries, they look does everything else.:) Enjoy all those beautiful fruits and flowers. A nice cool 80°day...ha ha ha.

  6. Hier war letzte Nacht auch ein Sturm, der bei uns noch glimpflich abgegangen ist. es hat nur einen Sonnenschirm zerfleddert... Die Granatäpfel sehen wirklich sehr, sehr lecker aus.Ich liebe diese Regentropfenfotos. Ich wünsche dir auch ein schönes Wochenende. LG Inge

  7. Isn't it amazing what a good rain does for the garden? Everything fresh and full again, looking beautiful, and even more so with the water droplets!
    Wish I could sleep that sound~~I'm more like Winslow....he can come hide with me!
    HAve a good one Silke!


  8. I could be really envious of your ability to sleep so deeply. sigh!
    Those blueberries look delicious and you have me wondering about the taste of the pomegranates - as I have only eaten the store bought kind...

  9. silke, i did not know your temperatures were so high for so long. that rain must have been the heavens opening up finally.

    after a rain or a watering, i can see the gratitude in my garden, i can actually see the plants and flowers saying thank you, and sometimes OH THNK GOD! i am sure that is the case in your yard and garden today.

    enjoy. i'm envious that you have your own fruit!


  10. i wish i could blow some of this fog to you silke! we have had a cool/cold summer so far, most days the fog doesn't burn off till late afternoon. the beaches are crowded! people escaping the inland heat.
    your garden really does look happy and refreshed, i'm envious of all your fruit too!

  11. Ha Silke, I take it in turns with Mr Mousie to sleep through storms and bad weather, it's almost like one of us knows one of us has to keep guard and be watchful!

    I love pomegranates - very jealous!! Send me some over please!

  12. It is just amazing how beautiful everything looks after a rain storm. These are gorgeous photos, Silke. Thanks for sharing them. :)

  13. Well - wehave had some incredible storms here also - lost a HUGE tree in our front yard - missed our house by a "whisker"! Big mess to clean up too!

    Love your fresh fruits - I am so envious of those pomegranates - I would love to be able to pick one right off a tree in our yard! Love the blueberries too - I try to eat them everyday with my protein shake.

    The rainy day flower photos are fabulous!