Finally.. I had given up hope, but somehow with a coldfront stalled above us we got RAIN.
and not just a little teaser drizzle, nope real rain. A whole 5 inches of rain. I do wish it could have been spread out over a few weeks, but I'll take it. I'll take ANY precipitation in summer. Only bad thing is the grass will now hit a growth spurt, and grow leaps and bounds overnight and create a jungle. maybe not quite that quick, but almost. A nice bonus with this rain, is that the temperature dropped into the 70's. I haven't seen 70's in a long time. I've heard that they exist, apparently at 4am...but not when I am awake.
Tomorrow afternoon, when things have dried up a bit, I'll start planting. Since I lost all my white CF last year during the record heat/drought, I now have 7 new ones, waiting for their new spots. Also picked up some pink Daylilys and a couple of tall pink Ruellias. Time to start planting in my newly created sunny bed, and move the shade loving residents elsewhere. Nothing is more invigorating during a hot TX summer than rain.