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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Under the Salvia: July Drizzle #4

The rain was light but steady and quickly built up enough to run off the leaves of the salvia madrensis leaves. Under the canopy of these large leaves it was relatively dry, except for the steady drip off the tips of the leaves. A small moth flew up and alit on a leaf as I passed by. This type of moth, glyphodes onychinalis, is often found on the underside of a leaf, rain or shine. Meanwhile, rain continued to gather and flow off around the leaf axil and down the stem.

I suppose for people in wetter areas, these posts about drizzle must seem silly. For us southern California gardeners, this was a noteworthy event.

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