One of the first plants to respond to the rain is the rain lily.
And this spider zinnia, Zinnia tenuifolia, suddenly has bright red blooms again. It isn't in quite the right place alongside the vegetable beds but thats where it seeded. Already seeds had formed and I am hoping they will sprout in a better place.
The little native cosmos can be relied upon to bloom now through the late fall. It will just keep on coming wherever the seeds fall.
Of course, the morning glories are popping up everywhere. This one is threatening to strangle the life out of a native persimmon tree, which is itself a seed sown by a bird alongside the potting shed.
The other morning a hummingbird came to these flowers even though I was standing but a few feet away.
I am now becoming concerned that the little snapdragon vine, Maurandya antirrhiniflora, will take over the garden.
One day lily is still in flower. This one grew from seed. The flowers are much smaller than the parent plants around it. Perfect for the front of the bed.
There is no substitute for a good rain.