May 4, 2010

Rain - don't go away!

Disclaimer: This poem below was written by nic Leisure that I found online and so is not mine, so the credit goes only to that person. If the author finds that I do not have the right to use it, please let me know. I was so at loss of words when I woke up on May 1st to find it still raining from the previous evening and I had to borrow this poem to describe my delight and feelings...

Arabian Jasmine 'Maid of Orleans' - Jasminum sambac var. 'Maid of Orleans' - Jâtî
Rain, Rain don’t go away

Arabian Jasmine 'Belle of India' - Jasminum sambac var. 'Belle of India' - Jâtî
Rain, Rain I hope you stay
You make my friends think what they have lost
 Oleander - Nerium oleander - Karavîra
Chinese Ixora - Ixora chinensis
You make my friends happy for the one wish they made
Groundcherry - yet to be identified
 Black Lentil - Vigna mungo
Rain, Rain don’t stop falling
 Cannon Ball Tree - Couroupita guianensis
 So they can feel something one last time
 Asoka - Saraca indica
Rain, Rain I hope you kill the one who put pain in-
Mealy bug on Cape Honeysuckle
my friends of shame
Sugar Melon (scientific name anybody?)
Rain, Rain stop my friends from falling
Green Beans - Phaseolus vulgaris
Rain, Rain.I hoping it’ll put my friends pain in-
Gaura lindheimeri 'The Bride'
someone else's vase before it's too late
 Barbados Lily - Hippeastrum puniceum

Rain, Rain help them out so they will be amazed
Buds of Arabian Jasmine 'Belle of India' - Jasminum sambac var. 'Belle of India' - Jâtî
for there is no pain

Lantana - Lantana camara var. aculeata
 Amaryllis Lily - Hippeastrum hybrid
nic Leisure


~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I like your flower photos with the rain drops. Soothing.

Randy and Jamie said...

You certainly have alot of blooms right now! I'm glad you are enjoying your rain. :-)-- Randy

Noelle said...

Rain is always something to be celebrated where I live in the desert. The poem communicates this so well as does your photos :-)

Marion said...

This is an amazing post. Your babies look soooo happy covered in the luminous rain drops. (The poem was perfect for your photos, too!) Thank you for sharing your awesome garden with us. Blessings!!

tina said...

Ah, the rain is so lovely! Your plants are looking like they think so too.

Toni aka irishlas said...

Incredible photographs!
Your blooms are looking lovely!

Jamie said...

Really nice posting all round, Chandramouli!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

What a very interesting poem, and beautiful pictures. I'm glad you are enjoying the rain! :)

Dani said...

Wonderful rain shots!!! The first is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hello Chandramouli! If the rain keeps that up, you won't be able to move for all the lush green growth on your plants :D

Anonymous said...

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Autumn Belle said...

The poem and pictures match perfectly, which is fun to watch. You are singing in the rain but I am crying in the rain. Thunderstorms and daily rains destroyed a few of my darling plants. Here's a song for you:

I saw raindrops on my window,
Joy is like the rain.
Laughter runs across my pain,
Slips away and comes again,
Joy is like the rain.....

I learnt this song at a Methodist missionary school.

Rose said...

So glad to see you have had some rain, Chandramouli. Your plants look so happy!

Enjoyed the poem. A funny story--I copied a poem from a website I often use for one of my posts, and the poet contacted me. Apparently, his poetry was still under copyright. He was very nice about it, though; since then I've been careful about what poems I include, though I think most writers would appreciate the extra exposure.

Chandramouli S said...

Gardener on Sherlock Street: Thank you :)

Randy and Jamie: It's been a week now since that wonderful day has gone by. I doubt if it'd rain until late July.

Noelle: So you do understand how precious rains are! Thank you :)

Marion: Thank you, Marion. I wish against hopes that another rain blesses them soon.

Tina: Oh, yea! They loved it and many plants started giving out buds after rains.

Toni: Thank you, Toni :)

Jamie: Thank you

Rebecca: Thank you, but I wish the rain lasted for another day!

Dani: Thank you so much

gippslandgardener: It never lasts more than a say or two here so, I wouldn't have to worry about not getting lush green.

Autumn Belle: I wish it doesn't get bad for you. I just wish some of that rain came here to cool my plants down from this scorching heat.
That's a lovely poem! Thanks a ton!

Rose: LOL! They did, after the rain, Rose, thank you.

☆sapphire said...


This rain post is so lovely! Soon our rainy season will set in. You know that I've long wanted grow jasmines and I've been told that they'll be available in June or July. Hope I'll get Arabian Jasmine 'Maid of Orleans' !! But I'm not sure....

tina said...

Hi Chandramouli, I too hope your weekend is going great! I clicked on your profile and it said it was not available. Did you know that? It was odd as I'm not used to this happening. You have super rest of your weekend.

Chandramouli S said...

Thank you, Sapphire :)
Good luck finding it. I hope you also get Belle of India or better, Grand Duke Of Tuscany which is extra-beautiful. They're easy to grow with Phosphorus rich fertilizer and LOTS of sun.

Tina: It was a busy weekend, Tina. I'd have liked to work in my garden space better [SIGH].
I don't know how it changed - my profile status. Something must have happened when I changed the template... Hmmm.... I fixed it now. Should work alright. Thanks for pointing it out to me.
Have a great week ahead!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful photos, I can almost smell the Maid of Orleans Jasmine, one of my favorite plants. Where I live it must be taken inside for the winter.

Country Mouse said...

Very nice, rain, poetry, pictures. It rained here too today, quite a downpour for a while, and I felt the earth was happy.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Your flowers look very happy to have rain. It really seems to make everything grow practically overnight after a period of no rain.

I thought of you when I planted the Bachelor Buttons seeds this week. I'm trying a new one this year.

Anonymous said...

You have a lot of healthy looking plants there. I woke up to some light rain this morning. It was the first in over a week. I'm smiling from ear to ear! Since I've started gardening seriously, rain went from gloomy to happy life. Thanks for sharing.

James Missier said...

Enjoyed your garden pictures very much. Im very sure the fragrance from the lilies & the jasmine would have smell very refreshing during this time.

Anonymous said...

Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose. ........................................

antigonum cajan said...

Glad to be back
with this handsome
format, easy, warm
to the eyes!

Your blog is
as usual, an oasis...

Smile Always said...

No reply of my mail!! :( :(

Thomas said...

You have quite a diversity of plants pictured here. You're right about the rain...what a precious commodity it can be!

Green thumb said...

Oh! with these lovely photographs I am sure the author would have been flattered to lend his poem for use. I wish I could sing the same; the summers are killing us.

Darla said...

Your plants are looking great...nice poem....rain is a good thing! Sugar Melon, you mean watermelon?

Anne Fannie said...

Look at all that nice rain!
Is your Oleanders poison there like they are here?? They are so pretty in bloom especially to use them as privacy, but I am so afraid because of all my pets.


Anonymous said...

Ah, what beautiful blooms. Once I really got into gardening, rain became my friend.

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Town Mouse said...


Very pretty, and the flowers match the poem so well. As for my Salvia, it's just for joy. The culinary sage is from Europe. Though the white sage is used by American Indians for incense, we have not tried that yet.