We Got Some Rain

Raindrops on Pink Perfection lily, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 5, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

We end through a hot dry spell several weeks ago, but then the weather man said a cold front was coming through bringing rain with it.  The front came through, but the rain didn’t.  This happened again — and again.  (Fairfield Glade has five golf courses.  I think the Community Club has arranged for a giant umbrella to be installed so as not to interfere with golf rounds.)

But finally, on Monday night, we got some rain.  The picture above shows what we saw when we looked up at our 7-foot tall Pink Perfection lily.

Ronald Reagan rose, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 5, 2012.

I think the roses also appreciated the rain.  The water drops on this rose look like little jewels.

Cantina iris, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 5, 2012.

We still have an iris in bloom, and it, too, seemed to appreciate the rain.

Raindrops on one of our lilies, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 5, 2012.

We had gone out early to check the flowers in our yard, which is something we do just about every morning.  But on this day the water drops were as beautiful as the blossoms.

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22 Responses to “We Got Some Rain”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Oh my gosh, the reflections in the drops and the tiny little bug in the last shot, ARE WONDERFUL!

    We got a little rain tonight and a lot of lightning.

  2. diane Says:

    The last shot is super good. Seven Feet ?????

  3. Łucja-Maria Says:

    Oh! Very beautiful : rose, iris, lilies !!!

  4. MadSnapper Says:

    gorgeous flowers, all of these. i love that last one with the raindrops and the Ronald Reagan is stunning.

  5. Judy Says:

    Lovely captures, George! My favourite is that macro of the lily, with the raindrops hanging off the bud, although the iris comes a close second!!

  6. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Gorgeous shots. I would like to head out to get some pictures in my garden after this rain but duty calls and I must go to work.It has been raining almost all night. Praise God.We needed this.

  7. betsyfromtennessee Says:

    Yeah—we got rain!!!!!! In that last shot, did you notice the reflections in the raindrops… AWESOME!!!! Wuv You!

  8. busy bee suz Says:

    It does appear as though the flowers are jeweled; gorgeous!!

  9. dayphoto Says:

    Ahhh! Beauty in your photos, George!

    I love the rain drops!

    Well, done!


  10. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I do love your “jeweled” flowers, George!! Such terrific captures!! Glad you got some rain — I would have been more than happy to send you some of ours!! But we do have a little sun today and it’s beautiful! Hope you and Betsy have a terrific weekend! Enjoy!


  11. Gardener On Sherlock Street Says:

    Betsy said it was getting dry at your place. Glad the rain came.

  12. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Raindrops on roses…well, you know the rest. Gorgeous photographs.

  13. Ginny Says:

    What unusual pictures of the water drops on the large lily buds! But my favorite today is this Cantina Iris, so pretty!

  14. Jottings From Jersey Says:

    Beautiful shots! I love the drops hanging off the flowers. So eloquent.

  15. Sartenada Says:

    Beautiful, beautiful. Ronald Reagan rose is so impressive with rain drops. Great photos George.

  16. Rajesh Says:

    Very lovely flowers have bloomed in your garden.

  17. Leovi Says:

    Superb capture with beautiful colors, I like to those raindrops. Saludos.

  18. Jewaicious Says:

    What beautiful captures of color and contrasts, light and reflection. The droplets on the flowers radiate light, and are sparkles of loveliness.

  19. Happyone Says:

    Love the water drops on the flowers. They look cool and refreshed.

  20. Carletta Says:

    Love all your drenched blooms George!
    The red rose and purple iris are my favorites – stunning!

  21. adventures Says:

    Beautifully done! Gorgeous photographs.

  22. Rose Says:

    I love that iris–both the color and your capture of it.

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