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Dancing in the rain

It’s the first day of winter and although we are not expecting snow here we have had some very welcome rain showers. Was a great opportunity to capture some raindrops on petals. They remind me of one of my favorite quotes.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Photo 1: Raindrops on Geraniums


Photo 2 Society Garlic in the rain


Photo 3: Rain kissed Geraniums


Roses after the thunderstorm

California is desperately in need of more rain. We had an unexpected but very welcome thunderstorm last week and the way the raindrops looked on the roses was a bedazzling sight. It’s no wonder they a few of my favourite things!

Photo 1: Droplets on Betty Boop

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Photo 2: Wet bloom and buds

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Photo 3: Droplets and rose ruffles

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Photo 4: Pink Rose after Rain

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Photo 5: Raindrops on a pink Rose

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Raining on the Roses

Some much needed rain finally arrived in drought-stricken California this week. I took the opportunity to feed the roses and admire some late bloomers in the nearby park.

Photo 1: Raindrops on a variegated Rose

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Photo 2: Wet yellow Rose

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Photo 3: Orange miniature Rose cluster

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Photo 4: Single wet white Rose

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Photo 5: Rose romance

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Some of these images are available for purchase on my fineartamerica artist page.

Raining on the Rose Garden

The showers increased in intensity last week for just one day, so I took a trip back to the rose garden in our local park to see what I could see.

Photo 1: Raindrops on a red rose

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Photo 2: Rain on yellow roses

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Photo 3: Pink Rose in the rain

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Photo 4: View from the top

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Photo 5: Rust rose and Grey skies

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Photo 6: Weight of water

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Photo 7: Rear view of a wet rose

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Photo 8: Wet red rose

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Signs of rain

The joys of finally seeing signs of a little rain. The garden loved it. Hope there will be more soon.

Photo 1: Geranium cluster and raindrops

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Photo 2: Fading Betty Boop in the rain

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Photo 3: Betty Boop cluster and raindrops

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Photo 4: Wet Gardenia

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Photo 5: Raindrops on petals

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Photo 6: Fresh after the rain

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Photo 7: Geraniums in the rain

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A pink rose in the rain

The smallest rose bush in the garden produces a really lovely little rose that I have dubbed “fluffy”. It is a full bloom with several luscious layers of petals that would look gorgeous as a ruched and ruffled dress. It has taken a pounding in the recent cold and rain but still looks so charming.

Photo 1: Fluffy Pink Rose

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Photo 2: Wet Pink Rose

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Photo 3: Raindrops on a Pink Rose

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Photo 4: Rose in the rain

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Photo 5: Ruched and ruffled

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Clementine blossoms on a rainy day

There is a tiny clementine (citrus) tree in the front garden but despite it’s size it is an enthusiastic grower. It has already produced two small fruits that didn’t survive the curiosity of the children. In Afrikaans we call these fruits “naartjies” and it is apparently a hybrid between a mandarin and a sweet orange. It is now however sporting several white blossoms so here are a few pics. I also thought they would make a nice subject for a monochrome project that I am working on.

Photo 1: Clementine blossoms on a rainy day

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Photo 2: Clementine blossom buds

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Photo 3: Clementine blossoming

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Photo 4: Clementine blossom bud tips

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Photo 5: Clementine blossoms blooming

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Photo 6: Clementine blossom and bud

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Photo 7: Clementine blossoms with raindrops

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Photo 8: Clementine blossoms monochrome reflection

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Flowers in the rain

We had some desperately needed rain showers today and I dodged the raindrops to take a few pics of the droplets on the blooms. Then got cold and ran inside for a nice warm cup of tea!

Photo 1: Society Garlic in the rain

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Photo 2: Pink rose in the rain

Pink rose wet low res

Photo 3: Indian Hawthorn in the rain

Indian Hawthorn wet low res

Photo 4: Clementine blossom in the rain

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Photo 5: A large droplet on a Rose

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Photo 6: Rose and buds in the rain

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Photo 7: Gardenia in the rain

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Photo 8: Eye of a wet Rose

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Rose of Sharon after the rain

There are a number of these shrubs planted around our neighbourhood and at the moment they are starting colourful lavender displays. The rain however is rather heavy on their delicate petals and I stopped to snap a few after the rain. Rose of Sharon is a deciduous flowering shrub and is part of the hibiscus family.

I was intrigued by the name of the shrub and found that the word “Sharon” means a level place or plain in Hebrew.  It is said that in the Song of Solomon 2:1, Solomon’s beloved bride calls herself the “rose of Sharon”  and from this we can infer that it is a flattering term intended to express a certain beauty that the people of Solomon’s time would have recognized but that we can still appreciate in these flowers today.

Photo 1: Rose of Sharon after the rain

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Photo 2: Rose of Sharon bloom

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Photo 3: Rose of Sharon with raindrops

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Photo 4: Droplets on Rose of Sharon

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Photo 5: Rose of Sharon Lavender beauty

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Daffodils delight after rain

The rather rainy weather has brought long awaited relief to the garden and the daffodils seem to be loving it. The full sized daffodils are now also steadily appearing and their sunny shaded petals are adding a splash of colour to the garden.

Photo 1: Daffodil after rain

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Photo 2: Daffodil delight

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Photo 3: Daffodil patch (small and big)

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Photo 4: Daffodil Bud

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Photo 5: Dreaming daffodil

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