It has been raining in Los Angeles through the weekend and the ornamental pear trees, Pyrus kawakami, have never looked more dramatic with their dark black trunks and white blossoms.
My "dry creek" is actually running now, having served only a decorative purpose most of the time.
I love what the rain does to my garden.
The photo is from a display garden at Epcot.
Other great ideas for harvesting and using rain water on the Sunset magazine website.
Check out the post for yourself: "How to Save Money on a Rainy Day."
Enjoy the rain Angelenos!