Raindrops Keep Fallin…

In between the raindrops here in the greater Seattle area I decided to take some shots of what’s growing in our yard.

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin’ seems to fit
Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done
Sleepin’ on the job
Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

But there’s one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me won’t defeat me
It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red
Cryin’s not for me
‘Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free
Nothin’s worryin’ me

So we do have apples, pears, and blueberries growing. My hydrangea is going to have more than one bloom this year and that makes me happy. That rose bush blooms like crazy and my lavender is blooming but not as lush as years past.

The birds are enjoying my new bird feeder and have almost emptied it of seed.

I finally planted the new rhododendron plant we bought at the end of April.

And here’s my last shot of part of the yard on July 1st…just keeping it real folks. Hopefully I’ll have a dry enough spell to mow these weeds before our 4th of July barbecue!

Our lawn definitely is not the envy of the block and is mostly weeds and moss!

I’m linking up with Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

22 thoughts on “Raindrops Keep Fallin…

  1. We are bookends. So much rain here. You should see me walk through the yard doing the Mexican hat dance on the slugs. So many! Ugh.

  2. Your plants are pretty and green and I like your bird feeder! We haven’t had rain in weeks, but are in the middle of a storm right now. Really loud thunder, lightening, hail and lots of rain! Love the rain and don’t mind the thunder and lightening…but could do without the hail!

  3. Lovely images, too bad you can not send the rain onto to other places that really need it badly. Your blueberries, apples and pears must be happy with the rain. Happy 4th of July!

  4. Could certainly use some of the rain you’ve gotten. Crops are drying up in the heat and lack of water!!! Wonderful pictures nonetheless. Thank you!

  5. It is so weird how some parts of the country are just being inundated with moisture and others are being deprived so much as a drop! It’s bad either way! Now you have planted that song in my head, so I have B.J. Thomas playing on my computer! Maybe I’ll pull out “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid” later! That would be a fun movie to revisit! Enjoy your beautiful foliage and fruits and flowers…and good luck with the lawn! 🙂

  6. You made Burt Bacharach happy in this post, Ellen, as you paired his song with beautiful photos of fruits and folliage! Your bird feeder is very pretty. We had so much rain this sporing that like Vee’s garden, the snails and slugs have flourished and eaten many of my flowers ;(

  7. I have a thought….SHARE SOME OF YOUR RAIN. LOL. We had a yard like yours at our last home…we thought it was just lovely….if it was green and we could keep it mowed down and no one looked close they wouldn’t know how much of the yard was filled with weeds and how much was grass. (c: Getting to start from scratch at this house has been fun but it is a battle to keep the weeds at bay. Amazing that they are flourishing in people’s lawns while the grass is dying in our drought. My hydrangea had several HUGE flowers on the front half of the bush….none on the back. CRAZY. Every year its fun to see what will bloom and how well. Joy to your week!

  8. We’ve been having the same rainy weather here, although the outlook is for sunnier, drier weather. For you, too, I hope. One thing good is that everything is staying so lovely and green. Like those plants showing off their leaves and the pretty raindrops. Great photos.

  9. Look at your fruit…growing in spite of the rain! I love seeing imperfect lawns. To me that means no chemicals…and that’s fantastic. I have a dandelion removing trowel, it’s long and pointy. I’ve a goal to remove ten a day. I hear the sun’s thinking about visiting for awhile…

  10. The rain goes down your way and then comes back up our way, down your way, back up our way (repeat!)….but like you, I’ll have more than one lonely hydrangea blossom this year, and everything is lush and blooming!

  11. How lovely to have luscious fruit growing in your yard. The plants look like they are doing well. Your grass looks like ours at the moment with only the weeds showing signs of growth. Ours is going dormant because of the heat. Valerie

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