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.

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