“Oh, darn it,” I said to myself as I saw the first sprinkles of rain hit the driveway. Sally was on her way over, and we were going to put purple and yellow pansies in the bed in front of the house. I was so excited thinking about how gorgeous the pansies would look from now until really hot weather arrived. But, the rain was going to put a damper on those plans!
Just then I saw a car coming up the drive. Sally jumped out and dashed to the porch since the rain was coming down harder now. “Spring is really here,” Sally exclaimed, “and the rains have begun.” I laughed and shooed her into the house.
“Well,” sighed Sally. “What are we going to do now since it is raining?”
“We’ll just leave the flats of flowers on the porch,” I answered. “I’ll set them out in the yard later and let the rain give them a good soaking. And as soon as the rain stops, in the bed they’ll go.”
“Sounds good to me,” responded Sally. “But, I had my heart set on putting these flowers out and looking at their beautiful effect. Oh! I know,” she continued. “Let’s check out your Bbest Team Members and see what kinds of flowers we can find there.”
“What a wonderful idea,” I replied. “Let’s get some lemonade, that last box of Girl Scout cookies, and head for the computer.”
“Truly magnificent,” sighed Sally.