Thursday, 20 April 2017

When Life Gives You Raindrops ~~~

Hello Friends!

We had a gentle rain, much needed, overnight at the Cottage. It was much needed, heavier would have been better, for when I mowed yesterday evening there was very little grass {for it does not grow well without water} and what I did cut was as dry as the straw in an August hay meadow ~~~

As you can see, it is a very wildlife friendly lawn ~~~



This morning, the world was washed clean of all the dust that had gathered over the recent dry days, and the colours of the garden are brighter; the leaves and branches dripping with jewel~like dewdrops sparkly in the daylight.

What do you do when life gives you raindrops? Why, you take photographs, of course!  Here are a few of this morning's opportunity ~~~

Pasque Flower 

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Pasque Flower

Pasque Flower Seed Head

Pasque Flower Seed Head

Euphorbia Leaf

Mint happily settling in to a new, bigger pot

Hydrangea "Glam Rock"

Pink Osteospermum ~ Cape Daisy


Dandelion Clock 
Dandelion Clock


Dandelion Clock

Gooseberry Leaves

Pasque Flower

Pasque Flower

So, today I shall take photographs and dance barefoot on the wet grass of my freshly cut lawn ~~~

Until next time ~~~
~~~ Deborah xo

13 comments:

  1. Our garden is crying for rain, we had a little dampening this morning and that was it, the water barrels are empty, we have had to use the hosepipe.

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    1. So sorry, but I'm sure with your thrifty ways you can recycle grey water to the garden in buckets.

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  2. Who wouldn't take photos of natures diamonds.

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    1. Indeed! We may even have frosty ones this week.

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  3. We've watered the potatoes,fruit bushes and rhubarb today before we get a water meter fitted tomorrow

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  4. Whoops, published too quick, I was going to say the photos of raindrops on everything are amazing, we really need a good rain here and nothing forecast

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    1. Thank you ~ yes so do we need rain and I think it's coming this week it seems.

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  5. Exquisite photos of the refreshing rain! We had a little yesterday that didn't amount to much, but welcome all the same. Everything is blooming at once and we have tons of pollen that could be washed away with a good rain. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your garden, dear Deb. xoxo ♥

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    1. Thank you. Yes, the pollen is something many of us can do without. With your beautiful, flower filled garden I hope you aren't suffering too much with allergies?
      Have a wonderful weekend ~~~ xoxo

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  6. Gorgeous photos. I'm right there dancing with you!

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    1. Thank you ~ yes, twirling and whirling in the rain soaked grass!

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  7. Amazing photos! I love how you can see the "hairs" on the flowers. Who knew that flowers even had hair?! Now, on to the dancing...

    Darlene

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