The words were penned by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
"Thy fate is the common, fate of all–
Into each life some rain must fall..."
And the rain DID fall, here in South Jersey earlier this week!
We were under a tornado warning... very uncommon for the area.
Lots and lots of rain, some wind, but that was the extent of it.
The rain was much needed... and after the rain;
well, these pics say it all: our flower gardens
are resplendent in color and beauty.
Even the Lamb's Ear put on a show with its flowering heads!
Common Lavender doesn't look quite so common this year,
and the Spiderwort (my least favorite plant in the garden) looks...
well, O.K. for now!
Our Prickly Pear Cactus has dozens-upon-dozens of flowers!
And the Rose Campion remains a charmer...
love that silver-gray foliage, against the weathered fence.