Five Reasons Why Plants Love Guzzling Rainwater

“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth…” — John Updike

Crown-of-thorn plant drenched in rainwater.
Crown-of-thorns plant. Photo by Gauri Sirur

Lately, I have been obsessed with rain — or the lack thereof.

It has been a scorcher of a summer. Temps in the upper nineties, frequently over a hundred. And hardly any rain.



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Gauri Sirur

Gauri Sirur

I write about nature, my life experiences, culture, and anything that intrigues me. Occasionally, I dabble in poetry and fiction.