more raindrops in MtLawleyShire’s garden

It was wet for the last few days.  A delight – rain!  The rain was persistent, but light, so there wasn’t that much.  Enough, however, for gathering raindrops.

Jasmine leaves in light and shadow:

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even enhancing a dead leaf:

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on jasmine tendrils:

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on spider plant flowers and buds and the dangling dead ends:

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these could be ear rings! :

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on bottlebrush leaves and twigs:

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and on leaves of a nameless but much loved potted tree:

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Now, if there was more rain….

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Raindrops in MtLawleyShire

On that same Friday, in my garden, raindrops be-gemmed things:

lemon grass bejeweled:

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tiny Chives flowers:

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rose bud:

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beautifying a rose past its best:

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rose leaves, although munched by a grasshopper, took on extra beauty:

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and can you shee him? Sheltering beneath the leaf:

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and gleaming on buhenia leaves:

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We have had more rain since, so there will be another post or two…

 

Raindrops on a wet Friday out of MtLawleyShire

This was at Easter, on Good Friday and I was in the city at a convention.  But before I went in, there was a chance for photos.

The street trees are paperbarks and their blossoms were out.

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The rain clung to the delicate leaves:

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and dripped off the bark:

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everywhere there were raindrops: on the thick steel railings outside a cafe:

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on a window:

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gathered in a telephone cover in the footpath:

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the city itself had almost disappeared in the light rain, even though I was standing in amongst the buildings:

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and the river was a myth:

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It was lovely 🙂

 

 

 

MtLawleyShire 2016 calendars #4: waterdrops on roses

This is a ‘specialty’ post – I hae had one enquiry for such photos.  Doesn’t mean no-one else can enjoy them 🙂  Most of these would be included in a calendar.

Roses after rain.

Red:

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Deeper red:

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Yellow and apricot roses:

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& one lone pink (that’s in my garden):

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They are pretty.  It has not, I have learned on going through my photos, rained a lot this year at all 😦

But these are pretty 🙂

MtLawleyShire 2016 calendars #3 – Raindrops

Many people have asked about a calendar of raindrop photos, so here is a selection.  It’s been difficult choosing them.  Again, there are too many for one calendar, so these are the photos most likely to appear in a calendar.

raindrops on jasmine leaves:

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jasmine flowers:

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Jasmine tendrils:

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rosemary flowers:

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beautifying the dead ends of plants:

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glowing on grass:

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on small tree spines:

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on bottlebrush:

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on tulips:

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on magnolia:

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poppies & nasturtium:

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There were so many to choose from.  I won’t be able to use all of these.  sigh.

If you want a calendar filled with raindrops, let me know 🙂

 

Mid-October Rain in MtLawleyShire

It rained today – in an October that has seen more dryness and heat than is normal.  So I celebrate with a page of photos of raindrops.

On leaves of jasmine:

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on jasmine flowers:

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on leaves of dragon trees:

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petunia leaves:

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on dead tendrils:

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on petunia flowers:

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scorched roses:

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daisies (& the alien exotic is a hoarder, even when barely open):

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magnolia bud:

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and on Bauhinia buds & flowers:

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Raindrops in MtLawleyShire

And not much more than raindrops.  Our promised rain amounted to 1.8 mm in MtLawleyShire – which is barely enough to wet the soil.

It was good for some photos, though other areas of my wee courtyard remained quite dry.

the daisies received some of the glittering bounty:

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the alien exotic hoarded:

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and the rosebud was gifted:

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the ‘wild’ parsley caught some, as did the empty hook:

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but mostly, the drops were entangled in the now flowering jasmine – amass of flowers and sparkles, leaves, tendrils and tangles:

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some closer shots of leaves and tendrils and buds:

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& I love this shot!

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Now to the flowers:

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and this – epitome of a pure white jasmine flower:

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