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Raindrops keep fallin on my head

Winter has arrived It feels as if winter has arrived and with it the never ending rain Cape Town is known for, especially in the Claremont / Newlands area where I live. Days and days of non-stop rain that usually starts right at the end of April are not unusual in these parts. I popped outside today between downpours to check whether all 969 bulbs are still where they are supposed to be, buried in the earth – and Yay! They are! Nothing has been washed away, all looks good in the garden, just a bit wet … no new mole-hills either.

Raindrops keep fallin on my head

♫ Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin’ seems to fit ♪
Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’ ♫

♫ So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done
Sleepin’ on the job
Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’ ♫

♫ But there’s one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me won’t defeat me
♪ It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me ♫

♫ Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red
Cryin’s not for me ♪
‘Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free
Nothin’s worryin’ me ♫

♫ It won’t be long till SPRING steps up to greet me … ♪♪♪
(Lyrics by B.J. Thomas)

If I go a bit quiet on the blog its because its raining and I don’t have too much to say …

To those of you that can, Happy Gardening!

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

17 replies on “Raindrops keep fallin on my head”

I am sorry you can’t get out, but I am very happy all your 969 bulbs are there! I can’t imagine planting that many, I can’t wait to see pictures of them blooming.

I can feel the cold creeping in here too. The weather is sometimes different than the weather you get in Claremont. I welcome the rain here. It helps to soften the hard hard ground and this means I can dig dig dig! I can create new beds and I am working on the design of the back garden. So this autumn will be a busy time for me in the garden.

Hello, my lovely daughter!

I am so much looking forward to seeing all the bulbs you planted in full bloom when your ‘little’ brother and I come to see you in November. It will be heaven for us coming from rainy Germany to South Africa! No more rain drops fallin on our heads then (I hope)!

Remember us singing Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a wonderful world’ ? I bet you do! It was one of my ever playing records!

“I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world!”

I can’t wait to enter your beautiful world of gardening!


Hi Mami, I LOVED that song by Louis Armstrong, I remember it very, very well!

I am so looking forward to November. Everything will be looking lovely in the garden by then again and there is a couch with your name on it waiting for you 🙂

I never thought about it but wow you are getting my weather…non-sop rain and we are in for another deluge…just had a downpour with thunder, lightning, hail, high winds and flash flooding I had to drive through and we are in for another round…oh and there was a tornado in the area too…had to wait it out at work and then drive thru the flooded streets…hope you stay dry

Hi Donna – I think our winters are VERY mild compared to yours … actually, not just our winters, our WEATHER is mild. I hope your weather is looking better today 🙂

Hi Alan – you are quite right, don’t know where my head is. Winter starts officially at the end of May/beg June. It’s the rain and the sudden noticeable drop in temperature that had me crying “winter”! We made fire today for the first time and it really feels like winter is here … but it s still Autumn.

Got our first fire of the season going here too. When I still watched TV, that NZ series, and the gardeners out in southwesters, with a tarpaulin draped overhead. We are just too soft to garden ;~) Tomorrow, we’ll be able to dig, and plant here!

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