Sunday, July 3, 2011

Blooming Sage

Silverado Texas Sage
Luck did not deliver rain on July 1st or 2nd either.

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.

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1 Note

Ignored the garden for one day yesterday to pick peaches in Fredericksburg and came back to wilted tomato plants and a zucchini that should have been picked yesterday.  There is a 30% chance of rain today, perhaps we will get lucky.....

Image for today is a swallow update.  4 chicks (is that the appropriate term for swallow hatchlings?) are keeping the parents busy.