Are you old enough to remember "streaking"? For those of you who are not, streaking is running naked through someplace, usually a football game, assembly, or ceremony. It was popular in the 70's, and there was even a humorous song about this fad by Ray Stevens called "The Streak".
Now, I was too young to streak (thank goodness!), but I do remember the fad.
Well, the awards ceremony has been interrupted by - a streak!
In case you don't know what awards ceremony I'm referring to, I have been naming plants that have been doing very well in this heat. I have already awarded 'Apple Blossom Flower Carpet' rose as the best rose, and Pavonia as the best perennial. Today, I was supposed to award the best ground cover. But it will have to wait until tomorrow, because this award ceremony has unexpectedly been interrupted!
What kind of streak interrupted the ceremony? A streak of rain!!!
That may not be so unusual for you, but for me, that was shocking! We have had no measurable rain since June 22 (the only day it rained in June!). None. Nada. Zip.
But yesterday, out of the blue - a streak of rain came through!!! We laughed, and cheered, and jumped up and down.
And when it was through, we had received .5" of rain. Ah, relief. Maybe not enough to really help the trees, but certainly enough to make most of my plants smile.
We will return to the awards ceremony to name the best ground cover tomorrow!