Since Sunday we have gotten about 10" of rain, 6 of those inches have fallen today and more is predicted for tonight. All day long we have been laying on the tracks of a Caribbean rain freight train. Getting to work this morning was a real adventure with so many flooded intersections and underpasses, even without mentioning the overturned vegetable oil truck blocking I-64. The whole region is a wet mess. We did indeed need the rain, but that wish was granted earlier in the week. Even though we have had a few minor roof leaks, I am pleased the basement has remained dry. Outside there were a couple of garden casualties, but nothing serious.
Here is the obligatory beads of water on foliage photo (Plume Poppy - Macleaya cordata).
This past spring I planted 3 Salvia leucanthas. One of them really took off well and above the rest. I would laud its superior size and number of blooms over the others. Because of my pride it was taken by the storm. All that extra growth could not handle the weight of the rain. So here is a picture of the middle child.
Another storm casualty was the Amorphophallus konjac, though it will be fine. With the foliage bent over you can really see the Vitiligo-like stalk.
Though likely due to the drought, the foliage of my Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke' has begun to fall prematurely. I do like its slate color which has mixed well on the sidewalk with some Crape Myrtle leaves and Sedum.
A temporary casualty of the weather has been Loretta's peace of mind. She has been on edge and reluctant to go out since Sunday. I should probably poke around the house some to see if maybe she hasn't held everything in the past few days.