Finally, we got morning rain…not much and not a soaker, but more than nothing…enough to cover the bottom of the rain barrel a couple of inches deep.
[Note that the barrel is indeed tilted, so that overflow will be on the side opposite the cottage.]
By afternoon, the “wild”flowers seemed to have renewed energy to push toward more than two leaves.
And the black raspberries are in bloom, and the bees busily visited (not pictured). I admit I’ve been watering these, hoping I’ll get a couple of ripe berries before the birds take them. Time will tell.