Here in The Netherlands we had 44 days without rain. Instead we had seemingly endless bright sunny days and temperatures way above normal. This week it is raining again and the plants in my garden are growing like crazy.
I love these plants that catch droplets in the fibres on the surface of the leaves. They remind me of a poem that I learned from the poet in my youth when I was hitch hiking south from my home in Edinburgh, Scotland. It went something like this:
Great tae be hunderds a' burds,
'n set 'n trees
'n wash w're nebs i' rainy leaves.