May 08, 2010

Pearls Of Water.

After a very cold, breezy but sunny week, it is raining. It is a gentle, spring rain that is so vital for plants and flowers, as they continue on their renewed cycle of growth.

A drizzle at the best, when the wind is absent and the air saturated with earthy scents of soil and fresh foliage. As it drenches my surroundings, it leaves behind drops of water, resembling scattered pearls, as if some gentle being passed through in a hurry, leaving behind magical beads of a precious necklace...

31 comments:

GrandmaK said...

What glorious pictures! The colors are sooo very vibrant! Have a grand day! Cathy

Jingle said...

it is refreshing now in your place.
I enjoy the nature photo shots.
Happy Saturday!
Happy Mother's Day!

Sandi McBride said...

The pics are simply marvelous! Longing for rain today so keep your fingers crossed.,,Happy Mothers Day!
Sandi

Hilary said...

Colour sure has arrived at your place. Just beautiful, Z.

Bachelor said...

Ahhh... one of my favorite things is rain drops on flowers and leaves. So refreshing and beautiful. I love to see movies that capture this moment in time with rain drops settling on nature's beauty with wonderful musical orchestration. Have a great weekend!
:) The Bach

Brian Miller said...

mmm...i love that smell of earth and foilage after a rain...it brings comfort to me...hope you hae a great saturday!

TechnoBabe said...

Your photos are so vivid and clear. The pansies are the healthiest looking ones ever. Nice photos.

LadyCat said...

Beautiful photos! They remind me of the song from 'The Sound of Music' that goes..."raindrops on roses...".
Have a great weekend : )

Elizabeth said...

You know how to put down the words, Zuzana.
Here on my Danish isle it was 7 degrees celsius at 10.00 am. The wind was blazing its fury and the rain. Oh well, let me stop right here.

I have my cup of tea, listen to some music and reading about your love for nature. What more could I wish for.

Have a fantastic weekend with but most likely without sunshine.

Elizabeth

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

I'm sitting out on my porch Zuzana looking at your beautiful rain drop mosaic as I listen to the birds singing. Your collage is just refreshing. It's another pretty spring day here - clouds are moving in for rain today (forecasted) but none of that dreaded humidity yet. Birds are bathing in the birdbath. I have laundry to do today. And sorting and putting away of clothes removed from our RV. Hubby may go fishing tomorrow. We use to live for the weekends in our working years now we don't even know what day of the week it is most days. Have a lovely weekend and Mother's Day!

Kath said...

The tulip made me smile...when I was just 15, I bought a lipstick that colour and when I came home, my Dad went mad and made me wash it off. So that was the end of my sexy sophisticated look, LOL

Scribe816 said...

How interesting, your first pic is of a ‘Red’ tulip. It appears whether inside or outside, red has its dominating place in your environment.
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The following line belongs in a children’s storybook…”it leaves behind drops of water, resembling scattered pearls, as if some gentle being passed in a hurry, leaving behind magical beads of a precious necklace...”
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Very imaginative with a magical quality. This posting was very short, but spoke volumes.

Alesa Warcan said...

As ever, excellent photography and lovely prose. It's always a pleasure to visit blog.

sprinkles said...

Gorgeous pictures, especially the tulip and pansies!

I love your post today - so magical!

Realliveman said...

Life is water, as that say. I love the rain for that very reason.

Laura said...

Beautiful photos and ode to the blessing of life sustaining water.

Cottage Garden said...

Oh I so agree Zuzana. I love gentle spring rain especially when sunshine appears between the showers.

Unfortunately we've had rather a soaking for the past couple of days and my veg beds are saturated - we really need sun now but instead there is a heavy veil of grey cloud above us and is set to continue for a couple more days yet - sigh!

But yes, droplets of rain on flowers and foliage always looks so pleasing. Lovely collage.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Jeanne
x

PS
Zuzana, the answer to your question on my post - I think its either an azalea or rhododendron (is there a difference - not sure?!) - the photo was taken in the gardens of Blickling Hall - not in my garden alas!

Doreen said...

lovely words from a lovely person.

love the looks of everything with droplets on them.

Zuzu said...

Beautifully written, and your mosaic is wonderful, Zuzana! I am still waiting for the first little flower to bloom here... soon?

Rajesh said...

Wonderful mosaic of such beautiful flowers.

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Such gorgeous flowers my dearest Zuzana..that beautiful red tulip has totally stolen my heart...

Hope your weekend was wonderful!

Much love: Evi

Paul C said...

Such vibrant beauty! It seems to last longer in cool, wet weather.

covnitkepr1 said...

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Sniffles and Smiles said...

"leaving behind magical beads of a precious necklace...'--simply a perfectly "magical" way to describe it...beautiful words that I will carry with me today...And the tulip? Extraordinary! You are such an incredible photographer. I love this! ~Janine XO

Joanna Jenkins said...

Everything smells so great after a Spring rain. Thanks for the beautiful collage. Your garden is gorgeous.
Have a great week,
jj

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

I luuuuuuuuurve rain... I just love rain... The water droplets are so cool!!!

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Susan Deborah said...

Breathtaking visuals. As Ladykat commented, even I thought of the song from Sound of Music.

The change in the weather is lovely to behold. Zuzana, it would have been great if on the photos, you could write the names of the flowers.Most of them are not found in our landscape.

Have a glorious week ahead.

Joy and peace,
Susan

Claus said...

I've tried to capture rain drops before, but have failed. Your photos are gorgeous! My camera is definitely in need of an update. Doesn't it feel fresh and new after a Spring rain? that is how I feel when it's just rained at the end of the summer season: plants get greener, and go through a second bloom, all fresh and cool.
have a lovely day!
hugs

jeannette said...

Wow, are all these flowers in your yard? Can tell that you love flowers:)

Zuzana said...

Cathy, Jingle, Sandy, Hilary, The Bach, Brian, TechnoBabe, LadyCat, Elizabeth, Sandy, Kath, Scribe, Alesa, sprinkles, Realliveman, Laura, Jeanne, Doreen, Zuzu, Rajesh, Evi, Paul, covnitkeeper1 (welcome), Janine, Joanna, Mitr, Susan, Claudia and jeannette - you are always so kind with your compliments on my photography and writing. I am glad you enjoyed my short post and that the collage spoke to you visually.

Your lovely comments are always such a joy to read and your visits mean so much - thank you.;))

Xoxo
Zuzana