Wednesday, April 23, 2008

~April Showers

~April showers do bring May flowers!

They will bring Roses in May where these
rain drops play! :)

~"Sweet April showers
Do spring May flowers."
~Thomas Tusser 1557

~Have you watched the faires when the
rain is done, Spreading out their little wings,
To dry them in the sun?
~Rose Fyleman

~"God made rainy days, so Gardeners
could get the housework done!"
~Source unknown
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Sand said...

Awesome photos! who knew that raindrops could be so pretty?

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

There's nothing I love better than fresh Spring green and warm rainy Spring days. Fabulous photos. ~ Lynn

Tom said...

Beautiful collection

imac said...

Wow, what pearls of water droplets.

come and see my Goat Man.

Ruth Welter said...

I love the rain drops Cat...I'm hoping for some April showers this weekend....we could use it.

FO - 2 said...

Beautiful! :)
Like diamonds..... :)
Wonderful green colour.
Wishing you a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful collection and great quotes.

A wildlife gardener said...

How did you manage to take such wonderful photos of water droplets? I'm amazed :)

Fancy meeting some new visitors which live in water? They are waiting for you at Barleycorn :)

Tom said...

I knew I had a poem about this, I could not find it at first but I'd put in with some word docs on fairies.

Anyhow better late than never..

Dancing Rain Fairy In The CourtYard

The rain came down light that day
It seemed like each drop was a small
Delicate foot dancing across the courtyard

I wish I could’ve joined in that
Dance of the rain drops and then
For a moment I thought I saw a fairy

She was beautiful with astonishing wings
Her hair was short but a beautiful auburn
With a simple dress of green and blue

I rub my eyes and blink to see her gone
And replaced with a good friend of mine
She runs to the doors slightly soaked

Bursting through the doors she dances and tells her
Tale of being a rain fairy dancing freely in her
Song of rain drops that is more beautiful than anything

I smile and tell her we must dance together in
The rain one day so that I too can experience
The joy of being a dancing rain fairy one day

Sadly I wasn’t able to join you my friend for I
Had left and even though today you will dance
Like the fairy you were last time I’ll be inside


Wensday Wood

I hope you enjoyed it.. Jane as a great collection of Fairies and stuff, her mother is the same.. I think they are both Whith Witches really. :o)

joey said...

These photos are amazing, Cat. Love the reflections in the raindrops that also mirror your beautiful heart & soul. Big hugs for a wonderful weekend. (Our awesome weather is beginning to wane ... from the high 70s this past week to 50s next week. Oh well! I must work in the garden regardless)

Kerri Farley said...

Wow, these are awesome! You've done an amazing job capturing those raindrops!

Marie said...

Stunning photos!

Katarina said...

Wow - that first shot with the droplets is fabulous!

Miranda Bell said...

Have just found your blog - what fabulous photos.... I loved your little quote about God making rainy days so gardeners could do their housework... I think that's quite accurate!!! Made me smile anyway!

We've had loads of rain in northern France where we live and I reckon we will definately have roses in May!

Happy Gardening Miranda

Chica, Cienna, and Cali said...

oooooh!!! :) that second shot is precious, cat! :)

Chica, Cienna, and Cali said...

i meant the third one :) i like them all :)

Barbara said...

If rain only were always as beautiful as shown in your photos!!

Mireille said...

Your photos are superbs, Cat...
And I like that one with the dops of water on the iris leaf.
Have a beautiful week-end