Spring Rain

We had about an inch and a half of rain yesterday. It has done the garden and surrounding bush so much good. Suddenly everything looks lush and green. It may be my imagination, but surely the plants have grown taller too. These are the sweet peas beginning to attach themselves to the wire support.

The Rain by W. H. Davies

I hear leaves drinking rain;
I hear rich leaves on top
Giving the poor beneath
Drop after drop;
'Tis a sweet noise to hear
These green leaves drinking near.

And when the Sun comes out,
After the Rain shall stop,
A wondrous Light will fill
Each dark, round drop;
I hope the Sun shines bright;
'Twill be a lovely sight.
~ William Henry Davies (1871-1940)