Friday, May 27, 2011

A sad little watering can . . .

. . . she doesn't have anything to do.  Usually, she is busy at this time of year.  Sprinkling drops of water to nurture the pretty flowers that have been planted in the black, dry dirt.  She helps the fertilizer bury deep into the ground to feed the roots of so many plants.  Pots of annuals, faithful perennials, newly planted bushes and grasses.  She is constantly filled with cool, spring water.

But not this year.

She waits patiently for the clouds to pass by.  You see, the clouds are dousing everything with enough rain to make puddles (I mean lakes!) out of low-lying areas and keeping what flowers there are longing for a break in the drenching and begging for the warmth from the sun.

But never fear little watering can!  The rain will eventually stop (I hope!) and the sun will once again shine!

Flowers will always need to be watered and will welcome you back with their thirsty roots!

The pots are standing by in a well protected place, waiting - waiting - waiting.  Be prepared, little watering can, and rest for now.  June will certainly be hot and dry and you will be filled to the brim several times a day!  You will soon be happy, busy and tired after long days of work!

To those of you who are also stuck in the constant rain rut, I feel your gardener's pain.  To those of you who are suffering much more than a little (okay, alot!) of rain, I apologize for my petty complaints.  Planting flowers are the least of your worries and I wish for you God's speed in restoring your homes, your properties and your lives.

Now, for those of you who can, go put your watering cans out of their not-being-needed misery!

Linking to A Rosy Note's Photo Feature Friday!


Linda said...

I'm sure your sweet little watering can will have her day...I haven't had to water either!

Anonymous said...

Connie, Isn't that the way it always seems to go, feast or famine, when it comes to receiving rain? Send your clouds to Texas, they need the rain! I adore your old watering can! Also love those potted geraniums all lined up in a row. Great composition on that shot as well as the texture work! Well done! Xo, Sue

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a cleaver post...I am sure that "She" will be very busy soon! I love watering cans, there is just something so appealing about them. Have a great day!

A Rosy Note said...

Lovely photos. I feel your rain pain...for I have it too. I'm longing for the sun. Thanks for sharing your post at Photo Feature Friday. I also noticed that you put my giveaway button on your sidebar, so thank you for that too! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.


Sally said...

We're dry as a bone here in NE Florida, but I'm not complaining! All I have to do is think of those who have lost their lives, and homes. My heart goes out to all of them.

You have such a beautiful blog! I'm here from Donna, Cottage Days.

Have a blessed day! :)

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Pretty photos and lovely post! I know what you mean too - my garden is so water logged right now and finally this week it looks like we're getting a dry & sunny stretch!

Miss Gracie's House said...

The rain is playing havoc here too...but for painting...I have so much to do, still. Your pics are beautiful!