After the Rain and into the Garden

Take a moment after a summer’s rain to step out into  the garden

Close your eyes and take a deep breath

Imagine what you will see

Beauty?  Perfection?  Exquisiteness?

Dark red day lily afrer the rain


The Consequences of a Summer Rain

Diamonds on the grass

Hypertufa leaf and varigated lily turf after a rain

Pearls on the leaves

Oriental Lily buds after a rain

Rainbows dancing – birds engaged in a cacophony of song

Intensity of color in the lower gardens

Air so thick and hot as you breath it in it takes your breath away

Day lily after the rain

Unexpected rain storms

Oriental lily close-up

Gaia cleansing in summer downpours

Slate sculptures in the lower garden

Rain in the Garden

The gentle rhythmic tapping of the rain throughout the night brought about an anticipation of what I would find once I walked through the door and into the garden


Droplets of rain coated every leaf, every bud


The closer I got, the more the water revealed

Oriental Lily bud 3

Yellow  Lily 1 2007

A Starbucks Kinda Morning

 {#} Gardens fine, no trees down, a dozen shingles gone

{#} Power on at home but none at work

{#} No communication networks working at home or work

{#} The car radio my only connection to the greater world

So here I sit, Saturday morning, Starbucks my savior, wait, did I actually say that? Truth be told, here I am. My camera didn’t sit idle, this past week. Tuesday morning I walked the gardens in the passing rain and wind, and later drove the neighborhood loop.  I could post photos of downed trees and homes engulfed by pine boughs but what caught my eye were the vibrant colors that blanketed the ground.

So to all who frequently stop by thank you and please forgive my non-responsive nature.

From Point A to Point B

Yes it’s true.  There are those of us who take our photographs,  embed them into a program and work, (or play!).

Today I thought it would be fun to show an image I thought had possibility.

ENJOY . . .   And thank you all for stopping by! Please know I do read your comments and appreciate each and everyone.  Thank you!

Redbud Raindrops Revelations

Everywhere I go, everything I see, I visualize a moment in time captured.

A potential image to grace a hearth or stairwell

or perhaps a science book.

Sometimes I can’t even finish what I’ve begun, sidetracked by life . . 

Thank you all for stopping by and sharing my joy and slice of life!