Sunday, October 9, 2011

Rain...Finally!

I know our back yard looks awful...I Use to have my planters filled with flowers and veggies but not this year. We are under water rationing so we can't do much in the way of saving flowers. The St Augustine grass is our biggest worry right now and what little we can water usually is spent on trying to save it. This morning, God was good to us...rain is, at this Very moment, falling on us! It's like waking up on Christmas morning! Hubby and I keep looking outside to make sure it doesn't disappear! What a Gift!



Hubby finally picked the "lemon" from my "lemon" tree....there was only one. I've been faithfully watering it all Summer hoping I could save it...When he cut it open, it turns out...it's a LIME TREE!!! I have been waiting ALL Flippin' Summer for that thing to turn yellow...Hahaaaa...The tag even SAYS it is a Lemon Tree!! Well, they lied! But, that's ok...we Love a good Key Lime Pie!

Well, hope you are getting what You need this morning...I know we are...now I just need a good, hot, cuppa coffee.

24 comments:

Jill said...

So happy for your and your rain fall. May it continue all day!

What a surprise to expect a lemon and having a lime instead. It sure looks good though!

Ann said...

Glad to hear you finally got rain.
That is just too funny that your lemon turned out to be a lime.

Donna said...

I saw on the TV news this morning where Texas was getting rain! Hooray!!! Mmm, I'd be popping that lime in a cool drink too!

Out on the prairie said...

I would have been lost not to be able to water. I spend tons getting the yard ready each year. As for the grass, it on its own.Looks like you have a collecter barrel and that helps.A fresh lime sounds good, maybe show the nursery and they will give you a lemon also.

SUGAR MOON said...

Great post! I am still laughing. My dad did the same thing he kept telling me he had one almond on the tree he had ordered. I kept telling him it sure did look like a tiny little fuzzy peach. He finally picked it. LOL He called the company and they sent him his almond tree.
Our back pasture looks like a lake and actually has some ducks swimming in it today. It's crazy.

Dolores said...

It's raining here too.......Love it!!!!!!!!

In honor of the rain we had chili and corn muffins for lunch

Yea for rain!

Latane Barton said...

Glad you are getting some rain. It's painful to watch everything you've worked hard to grow just burn up and die.

The picture of the limes made me chuckle... and my mouth pucker.

Pat said...

Glad you guys got the much needed rain! That's too funny about the lemon/lime tree!

Jeanette said...

So glad you guys got some rain finally!

GypsyFarmGirl said...

Hooray for you getting rain!!! We went to the movies today and when we came out it was raining! Was so excited to see it rain, but we were thirty miles from home and the dust barely got settled here. They say we still might get rain tomorrow...fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

Rain is good!!

bichonpawz said...

YAY for your rain!!!! I LOVE Key Lime Pie... it is my favorite!!

That's hilarious that you waited all summer for it to turn yellow and it was a LIME TREE! hahahahaha!

Dellene said...

Hello Donna
am so pleased you finally got some rain and hope it continues as long as you need it too. take care sweetie, hugs

xxoo

Donna said...

Thanks!!! We were like Big Kids!Hahaaa...It felt Wonderful!
The grass even looks better today...
Hope you all are having a Great Monday!
hughugs

Jenny said...

If you get a pie out of that lemon -- er, lime, you're a better woman than me! LOLOLOL I'm so glad the rain finally found you, darling. Have a ball listening to it and watching it.

Sally said...

WOOHOO!!!! So happy ya'll are finally gettin' rain!!! :)

Anvilcloud said...

Phew. The rain must be such a relief.

Jeanne said...

So glad you got some much needed rain!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Hooray for your rain!!!

Funny thing is, we have gotten so tired of it raining so much, up here. We did a happy-dance when the sun came out a few days ago. :-)

Gentle hugs,

"October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again." ~~Hal Borland

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Donna!!! I picked a great day to return to blogland. look at what we're celebrating - RAIN!!! Yay. I hope you get lots of it, a gentle, all-night rain. happy week to you my friend.

nonizamboni said...

So, Donna, does this mean when life gives you limes, you ask politely for lemons instead? lol
Oh, and I'm so, so happy you've been getting rain. We have too, finally which has been a death sentence for my plants too.
Happy weekend!
xoxo

Donna said...

Yay! Rain! Finally! I know you are happy to see it.

Don't you just hate it when those plant tags lie to you?

Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs,
Dopnna

Nita Jo said...

That lime is beautiful... made my mouth water just looking at it! I hope you're still getting some rain. We've had rain off and on this past week, and I'm loving it!

Hugs!
Nita Jo

Brenda said...

I wish I could grow a lemon OR lime tree here. I bet that lime smells good too, doesn't it? I'm so glad y'all got some much needed rain. ((hugs)) my friend!