|Silverado Texas Sage|
It was 99° at 1:00pm in Austin today, too hot.
But the sage is blooming, bright pink clusters almost obscuring the more familiar silver foliage.
Local folklore maintains that blooming sage is a reliable rain forecast.
Let's hope that folklore is right this time rather than the old-timer who told me that the plant is also known as the "Lyin' bush".
Time will tell.