Friday, May 6, 2016

Random 5 Friday

1. Rain in May!   We had three very warm days and then the storm hit last night.  Rain, hail, thunder and lightning.  After the initial "blast," which dropped 1/2 inch of rain, the weather settled and the steady rain began.  This morning, the rain gauge had double last night's first rainfall.  Well, I don't have to run the sprinklers for a couple of days!  Joining with Nancy's Random Five Friday

2. I just planted my first African daisy plants and the rain almost drowned them!  

3. The bowl of succulents sits on the porch, but close enough to the edge that the rain saturated the soil and brightened up the hen-and-chicks. Succulents are a new plant for me this year; hopefully, these are ones that will "winter over." 

4. This white hawthorn tree is loaded!  It doesn't smell very good, but the honeybees love it, and I love honeybees.  Any tree that blooms is covered in blossoms this spring.  A warmer, wetter spring must be the reason.  (It's also almost a month early!)

5. It's flip-flop season and 7-year-old Kennedy is sporting some jeweled ones.  I'm wearing flip-flops now, but I don't photograph by own ugly feet. 


Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Fun post Ev. Love the flip-flops. I have ugly feet too, so only flip flops at home. :) Have a lovely weekend! xo

eileeninmd said...

Hello, we are having lots of rain here too. Cloudy rainy days one after the other. I hope to see some sunshine this weekend. Your flowers and plants are lovely. Cute flip-flops. Happy Mother's Day! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Tom said...

too much rain is a problem, but too little is an awful problem

Anne Payne said...

Evelyn, I love your header! Wow!! All the flowers are sooooo beautiful. Flipflops....jeweled ones are always better ;)

Have a great weekend!

Snap said...

Cute flip flops ... it is that time. Gorgeous hawthorn. I love succulents and should give them a try. I think I have a good spot for some. Enjoy the rain. When it rains here, I wish all we got was 1/2 inch!

Marie C said...

Your purple tulips are GORGEOUS! Love the hawthorn's an old world tree that is one of my favorites.

Tanya Breese said...

i'm laughing at #5 and feel the same way although miss k's are too cute and i love her flip flops! that is a gorgeous daisy and that blooming tree is amazing! thank you so much for linking to willy nilly and hope to see you again soon!!