I've watched the back patio fill with rainwater most days. Our yard is long and sloping so the water pools on the patio in a heavy downpour. No real worries there.
But my peonies are another story. Those huge pink blossoms fill with water, turn brown and fall over, bending and breaking at the stems in what seems like such a cruel casualty of the weather. Especially after I've carefully staked and fertilized them. Especially because they are only in their glory for such a short time. So...
I run out into the shower and quickly cut as many as I can. I bring them in, shake out as much water as possible and fill every vase and bowl I can find. My house is FULL of peonies!
Be sure to check out Emily's blog Chatting At The Sky where she is celebrating the small things on "Tuesdays Unwrapped."