WELCOME TO Val's Alentejo -I write about my region of Alentejo. My art ,painting, my cottages,
Family life, my animals -Travels
And my love for Roses- and rural country life.
Sunday, 29 September 2013
Rain has arrived
A very bigto all my dear blogger friends who wrote such kind kind comments on my post about my dear Lady, who is now at peace in doggie heaven. I buried her in my garden. Soon to plant lots and lots of bulbs there for her. Her being close to me, I am also rested with that thought.
Thank you so so much. All who left those wonderfully uplifting comments.. they helped me get through this last week.
The rain arrived day before yesterday, for a short while in the morning. Then the heavens opened up and it rained and poured down. You can imagine the delight. I stood outside for a while watching it fall. My flowers saying thank you lord. Looking in my diary, it last rained on the 24th of May. So its about 4 full months of no rain.
Buying my bread in the village bakery.. everyone was elated, and laughing. and saying"its raining , at last"..
I suppose some of you out there have had lots of rain. Our summer stint was a little too long without some rain.
The animals, the fields, gardens, dams, wells, drains, and everything gets a new fresh wash. Its not cold. Its Autumn rain. We do get respite and mr sun shows his face now and again, for a brief moment.
Saturdy morning clouds forming over head
The garden getting a good soaking. Nice not to have to water
All the plants are looking perky again.
The heavy rain washed off the dying dead heads on my roses.. but here are a few still enjoying their Autumn blooming.
Its still brown with no growth.. but soon the green will start showing though and the fields will look prettier.
The fig tree that seeded itself in my one rose garden, is now growing so high. Not sure if I should transplant it.!