Saturday, August 1, 2015

Rain art

I'd given up hope that any of those "scattered thunder showers" being touted on TV would ever hit my part of the city, but last night, as I pedaled away on a stationary bike at the gym, I saw the rain coming down outside.

Rain art

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I'd given up hope that any of those "scattered thunder showers" being touted on TV would ever hit my part of the city, but last night, as I pedaled away on a stationary bike at the gym, I saw the rain coming down outside.

Several of the guys were upset. Their playoff baseball game would be cancelled! They couldn't take that late-night run they'd planned! I commiserated. "That's a shame," I told them.

But woo hoo! My garden was happy. It rained for awhile, and this morning, everything looked perky and back in focus.

Speaking of focus, nothing like raindrops on a bright green begonia leaf to make yet another photo to wow your friends. Maybe not. Wows me, for sure.

Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

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