Let it rain

It has rained and rained

And then rained some more.

The flowers don’t seem to mind.

And there is nothing as refreshing as air and plants

Washed clean

And glittering with small diamond drops.

And after the rain, these masters of camouflage come out:

Much maligned creatures, but also a part of nature.

And look — so pretty too!

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85 responses

  1. awesome clicks Fi…for some reason I loved the snail snap the most!

    July 2, 2012 at 15:51

  2. Love the raindrops!

    July 2, 2012 at 15:51

  3. I’m not sure I like the slug! But the flowers are fantastic. :)

    July 2, 2012 at 16:03

  4. TexWisGirl

    oh, so many parts of the states are crying for rain! this looks heavenly. :)

    July 2, 2012 at 16:08

  5. kpulsipher

    Rain brings the pretty!

    July 2, 2012 at 16:13

  6. Karen

    Such beautiful words… :)

    July 2, 2012 at 16:14

  7. Gorgeous flowers and I love the droplets of rain even though our weather has been so much like yours! I still prefer it to the heat that so much of our country is suffering from and they are indeed crying for rain!! That little guy does blend in with his environment, doesn’t he! Hope you have a wonderful week, Fiona! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

    July 2, 2012 at 16:16

  8. ha that slug is pretty well camoflauged….love the first flower pics….could use some rain to cool it off here for sure….

    July 2, 2012 at 16:53

  9. Lovely pictures of the iris. And please send some rain this way too.

    July 2, 2012 at 17:19

  10. fantastic pics! sooo beautiful :)

    July 2, 2012 at 17:22

  11. There is just nothing as refreshing, is there? Oh how I pray and long for rain here. That slug is perfectly disguised and, dare I say . . .beautiful?! (Just keep him in your garden, please! Ha!)

    July 2, 2012 at 17:24

  12. We´ve had lots of rain too. I like how you still find the beauty in it!

    July 2, 2012 at 17:26

  13. Those flowers are beautiful all covered with raindrops! I love the purple – one of my favorite colors.

    July 2, 2012 at 17:34

  14. Beautiful clicks!

    July 2, 2012 at 17:44

  15. Gorgeous, Fiona…. I love seeing raindrops on flowers. So beautiful…. Wish we could get some of that rain here…

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    July 2, 2012 at 18:02

  16. Delightful how that snail blends in with his surroundings. Amazing shots of the iris!

    July 2, 2012 at 18:25

  17. I can smell the clean air even though I’m sitting at my computer, indoors.

    July 2, 2012 at 18:39

  18. I so love the smell after a rain! Lovely photos!

    July 2, 2012 at 18:52

  19. How beautiful!

    Michelle

    http://www.indiegogo.com/bellegroveplantation

    Will you help us Save our History?

    July 2, 2012 at 19:20

  20. Riet

    We had lots of rain too and I don’t mind as we have that lovely smell afterwards

    July 2, 2012 at 19:34

  21. Beautiful shots LadyFi!!! I love Iris..and these are gorgeous!!! You should hook up with Macro Monday at LisasChaos.com!

    July 2, 2012 at 19:42

  22. It’s been raining and raining here too. As you say, the flowers seem to love it, and everything smells nicer when freshly washed with rain.

    July 2, 2012 at 19:47

  23. Beautiful irises, we have had a lot of rain here too, and it does clean the air.

    July 2, 2012 at 19:53

  24. —-l O V E L Y <3 even the slug. Xx

    July 2, 2012 at 20:53

  25. The raindrops on the flowers are very beautiful and so it the maligned creature.

    July 2, 2012 at 21:16

  26. Beautiful captures of Irises in rain and other life forms that enjoy the short time after.;)) xoxo

    July 2, 2012 at 21:52

  27. Excellent macro photos. Delicious flowers.

    July 2, 2012 at 22:21

  28. Ah so you are living here now are you? It rains and it rains and it rains….the old timers keep saying they have never seen the grass so green this time of year…..

    I actually like your sluggy, he is much nicer looking then the ones that are not supposed to be living up here, but still do.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    July 2, 2012 at 22:33

  29. Bob

    Beautiful images.

    July 2, 2012 at 22:33

  30. Jim

    Just look how adapted that snail/slug is with it’s environment! Can hardly see him! And that Iris is beautiful!

    July 3, 2012 at 00:43

  31. I want some of your rain, Fi – please send some across the ocean immediately! I cannot even imagine glistening flowers and snails.

    July 3, 2012 at 01:23

  32. Is that a snail I spy?

    July 3, 2012 at 02:44

  33. So fresh:)

    July 3, 2012 at 05:00

  34. what a splendid post! thanks

    Have a GREAT Week!

    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
    >

    July 3, 2012 at 05:54

  35. Gorgeous photos!! Even the slug!

    July 3, 2012 at 05:56

  36. I really like the raindrops on the iris. All of your photos are wonderful.

    July 3, 2012 at 06:09

  37. Lovely photos LadyFi. You are welcome to send some of that rain our way–the grass is browning some from our heat and dry.

    July 3, 2012 at 06:27

  38. Great pictures of the Iris, I have them to in the garden. But we need some rain too…..

    July 3, 2012 at 08:41

  39. beautiful captures of the iris and snail. :)

    July 3, 2012 at 09:13

  40. Beautiful flower. Love that color.

    July 3, 2012 at 10:16

  41. Brilliant macros!!

    July 3, 2012 at 10:35

  42. Bring on the rain! Beautiful irises! Your images are lovely and I enjoyed your post.

    July 3, 2012 at 11:01

  43. Now there’s an animal that does not make it onto many blogs!
    Nice picture.

    SM

    July 3, 2012 at 11:05

  44. I do share the feeling you wrote! I’m enjoying our one-month long rainy season while praying for no landslides or flooding due to torrential rain.

    July 3, 2012 at 13:05

  45. Stunning series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    July 3, 2012 at 13:21

  46. Stunning flowers. Would you like some more slugs?

    July 3, 2012 at 13:47

  47. So pretty indeed!

    July 3, 2012 at 14:02

  48. So much amazing beauty all around! Gorgeous shots!


    My Yatra Diary…

    July 3, 2012 at 14:07

  49. cosmos

    Irises look so fresh and gorgeous! However that maligned creature is a pain in the neck. I know they are part of nature but they spoil my flower and vegetables…I wish I had the peaceful way to coexist with them.

    July 3, 2012 at 14:11

  50. Exquisite ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor) ~ Wonderful! ~

    July 3, 2012 at 14:13

  51. Beautiful. It’s also rainy season here.

    July 3, 2012 at 15:07

  52. Al

    Lovely photos, those flowers are gorgeous and even the slug looks nice.

    July 3, 2012 at 15:44

  53. Lady fi,
    Flowers look happier in rain. Sometimes I feel like standing in rain without an umbrella like them. Natural diamonds are more gorgeous!
    keiko

    July 3, 2012 at 15:53

  54. The iris is so beautiful with the raindrops on its petals.

    July 3, 2012 at 16:12

  55. Beautiful photographs, flower has fantastic colours. I am greeting

    July 3, 2012 at 16:16

  56. Awesome capture on the flowers and the species… The droplets make it more fascinating!

    July 3, 2012 at 17:29

  57. Wonderful post!
    Beautiful photos and text.

    July 3, 2012 at 19:57

  58. Lovely shots, that iris is gorgeous!

    July 3, 2012 at 21:31

  59. Pat

    I love the after rain shots!

    July 3, 2012 at 21:39

  60. imac

    Beautiful raindrop flowers, and we had bad rain when the olympic torch came through our town.

    July 3, 2012 at 22:28

  61. It’s just not fair! You can do poetry and fabulous photography! Fiona! You got so many gifts! Wow!

    July 3, 2012 at 22:43

  62. Ha… Gotta love the slug. :)

    >What a great and delicious variety of food. Where in London is this?

    It’s in Haggerston, near the Regent’s Canal.

    July 3, 2012 at 23:00

  63. Your post looks like my blog does lately — full of raindrops! If you get a chance, stop by my blog, and “Like” Hood Photography on Facebook! Thanks!

    July 4, 2012 at 00:13

  64. Rain is so appreciated after a perod of dryness. Lovely photos of the raindrops.

    July 4, 2012 at 00:57

  65. Ah! That’s so pretty Fi … raindrops like precious jewels!

    July 4, 2012 at 01:27

  66. For a minute there I thought I was looking at Oregon pictures. We are seeing friendly (and yes, rather beautiful) slugs again . They’re such an icon here that at it’s annual celebration, Eugene crowns a “slug queen.” (In a sarcastic send-up of other beauty pageants.)

    July 4, 2012 at 02:27

  67. The Iris shots are beautiful..so glad you got rain! The slugs are happy:)

    July 4, 2012 at 05:50

  68. hey, ms. lady fi, you put things into words so beautifully and then you cap them with wonderful pictures, you’re some kinda… ;) thanks!

    July 4, 2012 at 13:13

  69. Rain sure makes for some beautiful sights. And you’re there to capture them all.

    July 4, 2012 at 19:09

  70. Lovely as always. I wanted to reach out and smell those flowers!

    July 4, 2012 at 20:19

  71. Great creations !!

    July 4, 2012 at 21:43

  72. onceupona

    You managed to capture diamonds on your flowers. Beautiful! (and great pic of the slug too!) Cheers! Danette

    July 5, 2012 at 02:42

  73. yet another glorious images, lady fi!!

    you’re inspire me!

    July 5, 2012 at 08:06

  74. JM

    Gorgeous close-ups of the Iris!

    July 5, 2012 at 12:13

  75. Francisca

    It’s raining cats and dogs here, too. But I’m not feeling inspired to go out to capture the beauty, like you have.

    July 5, 2012 at 13:54

  76. The first photograph – very nice. Thanks for sharing.

    July 5, 2012 at 14:12

  77. that flowers are fabulous!!

    July 5, 2012 at 20:57

  78. Lovely photos! :)
    I cannot remember I’ve seen that sort of snail before..

    July 5, 2012 at 21:37

  79. Blond Duck

    Happy Thursday!

    July 6, 2012 at 04:40

  80. GREAT shots!!Even of the snail!

    July 6, 2012 at 09:18

  81. Gorgeous… Blessed rain makes the world burst out in flower!

    July 7, 2012 at 02:22

  82. Beautiful flower and photo with the rain drops

    July 7, 2012 at 10:28

  83. Your images are beautiful. We really, really need rain, so please feel free to send some my way ;-)

    July 7, 2012 at 18:16

  84. LOVE IT ! ♥

    July 8, 2012 at 13:50

  85. so lovely dressed in rain
    and the snail, wonderful to see

    July 9, 2012 at 05:14

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