Raindrops keep falling

It’s been an unusually mild and wet autumn so far…

The soft rain makes art out of a humble fence

And turns a bench into a diamond-studded wonder.

And best of all, it lends beauty

To the graceful head of a flower:

Reminding us that bowed is not defeated

And that the best thing to do when it rains

Is to let it.

For more grace, please visit: Our World.

86 responses

  1. Rain, is so important, and it gives us a different perspective on life, you have captured those moments perfectly.

    Like always.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    October 22, 2012 at 15:57

  2. daryledelstein

    WOW … big sigh … makes me wish it would rain

    October 22, 2012 at 16:12

  3. Your diamond-studded bench reminds me that rain, given the right light is the best gift for all beauty seekers. Enjoy your week, LadyFi :-)

    October 22, 2012 at 16:24

  4. Nicely done as always!

    October 22, 2012 at 16:26

  5. Zuzana

    Lovely imagery and words.;) We too had some very warm few days, actually a record warm late October day with 20C this past Saturday.;) Apparently the heat came all the way from the Sahara desert.;) Have a lovely week,
    xoxo

    October 22, 2012 at 16:27

  6. Hudson Howl

    Oh you know am love’n these……….just let it be-so true. Could be the bowed flower head is saying ‘namaste’ to the rain.

    October 22, 2012 at 16:30

  7. Bob

    Nice photos.

    October 22, 2012 at 16:34

  8. Hello Lady Fi!
    Very interesting are some of your pictures.
    White dahlia – wonderful !
    Lucja

    October 22, 2012 at 16:47

  9. Don

    Nothing like rain – it just transforms everything. Beautiful pics, Fiona.

    October 22, 2012 at 17:05

  10. sylviakirk

    There is indeed so much beauty in the raindrops and these are exquisite, magical captures. Hope you have a great week!!

    October 22, 2012 at 17:27

  11. loveliness. you are ladi fi of loveliness. :)

    October 22, 2012 at 17:39

  12. All the photos are so moving, with your words to help give meaning. I moved from drought-stricken Texas to rain-soaked Louisiana and I’m really enjoying it. Wish I could share my bounty for those that need it, though. Have a great week!

    October 22, 2012 at 17:40

  13. Gorgeous photos, Fiona… I love RAIN —most any season. (But I don’t like ICE in the winter!!!! Snow is okay–but not ice!)

    We’ve had some rain here this Fall—but this week, the weather is AWESOME around here… Think we need to get out and do some hiking!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    October 22, 2012 at 17:58

  14. Simple…and beautiful…

    October 22, 2012 at 18:10

  15. Lovely pearls of nature!

    October 22, 2012 at 18:24

  16. imac

    Sparkling Diamonds, just like your Blog

    October 22, 2012 at 18:25

  17. Words of wisdom!!

    October 22, 2012 at 18:26

  18. bowed is not defeated…so true…and the rain leaves nice glittering jewels…and soon they will be little frozen bits…

    October 22, 2012 at 18:34

  19. Lovely capture and on the fall of drops, as same as here! Inspiring post

    October 22, 2012 at 18:52

  20. I wonder if I would notice the water drops on the bench? Lovely photos.

    October 22, 2012 at 18:53

  21. You’ve a great eye for detail, and a great skill for capturing it in pixels.

    October 22, 2012 at 19:32

  22. You do a marvelous job of capturing raindrops. All of these photos are magnificent.

    October 22, 2012 at 19:41

  23. Excellent, extremely beautiful and magical luminosity that release these pictures with those drops of water, exquisite.

    October 22, 2012 at 20:35

  24. Lady Fi, another beautiful post. Your words and images are just beautiful. Have a lovely week ahead.

    October 22, 2012 at 21:31

  25. Lady Fi,
    I love how you observe the beauty in
    every. single. thing. Xx

    October 22, 2012 at 22:39

  26. They shine like pearls!

    October 22, 2012 at 23:01

  27. The flower is breathtaking! I love all of the photos and also love the rain nourishing the earth again. Beautiful!

    October 22, 2012 at 23:17

  28. Jim

    I love what the rain can create. It is good at stimulating all the senses! Nice ‘art work’ Fiona!

    October 22, 2012 at 23:27

  29. LOL! That flower looks anything but defeated, that’s for sure. Beautiful shots! :)

    October 23, 2012 at 00:31

  30. You always find the most ordinary things and make them look extraordinary.

    October 23, 2012 at 02:18

  31. Beautiful rain pics!

    October 23, 2012 at 02:20

  32. I love that dahlia with the raindrops!! And the heron and the geese in the next post!!! But I think my favourite is the rose bush in the next post, with the lines of spiderweb decorating it!!!

    October 23, 2012 at 02:48

  33. What good advise, Fi! (Has Oscar been talking to you?) Your raindrop photos evoke a peaceful mood. I’m hoping for some moisture here in CO, too. (If it comes, I’ll let it.)

    October 23, 2012 at 04:10

  34. I love how you look at things.

    October 23, 2012 at 04:13

  35. I hope you’re having a good Monday!

    October 23, 2012 at 04:15

  36. onceupona

    What a lovely photograph of the flower! Cheers, Danette

    October 23, 2012 at 04:29

  37. Those are beautiful rain images your have captured.

    October 23, 2012 at 04:56

  38. The bench looks great with tiny water droplets.

    October 23, 2012 at 05:27

  39. jim

    Good shots.

    October 23, 2012 at 06:10

  40. I love rain. It’s raining here right now.

    October 23, 2012 at 06:21

  41. Oh yes the season must give us the taste of the time. Haaa…pretty for pictures.

    October 23, 2012 at 06:46

  42. Wonderful photographs, such views are enrapturing. I am greeting

    October 23, 2012 at 07:11

  43. ladyfi,
    Fabulous series of photos! Raindrops change ordinary scenery to magical one. Bowing is also being humble.
    Your photos are always stunning!
    Wishing you a great week.
    keiko

    October 23, 2012 at 08:56

  44. Beautiful as always. Thank you.

    October 23, 2012 at 09:41

  45. Hi Lady Fi, I love your raindrops bus the most I love your Dahlia!
    Have a nice week and warm greetings, Anna

    October 23, 2012 at 09:50

  46. How poetical your blog is! Both photos and text are very beautiful! Thank you! And that goes for all your other posts!

    October 23, 2012 at 11:01

  47. There was a time a few years ago when it felt like it would never rain here again – I dont think i’ll ever get grumpy when it rains again (unless I’m on holiday of course!) Nice pictures.

    Stewart M – Australia

    October 23, 2012 at 11:42

  48. And you have captured the beauty and shared with us! Thank you so much!

    October 23, 2012 at 11:49

  49. Your diamond studded bench is unique, and fir for a princess!

    October 23, 2012 at 11:54

  50. The raindrops and the light going through them is beautiful – both on the seats and the flower. And now I am singing that song in my head:)

    October 23, 2012 at 12:18

  51. Absolutely stunning just stunning. B

    October 23, 2012 at 12:51

  52. awesomeness my friend!
    all your photos always have a touch of magic, which i like so much:))

    October 23, 2012 at 14:04

  53. It also rained today. It will become cold day by day.

    October 23, 2012 at 14:19

  54. indrani

    Raindrops make such an wonderful subject for photography.
    Beautiful shots.

    October 23, 2012 at 14:21

  55. You sure have a gift.

    October 23, 2012 at 14:38

  56. Pat

    Beautiful captures of nature’s sparkling gems!

    October 23, 2012 at 15:46

  57. Always beautiful photography on your blog ~ very professional ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

    October 23, 2012 at 15:49

  58. Beautiful…

    October 23, 2012 at 16:49

  59. Such beautiful images of raindrops on ordinary (and in the case of the beautiful flower, not so ordinary) objects. I love images with water drops. Such natural beauty.

    October 23, 2012 at 16:57

  60. GREAT reminder!

    October 23, 2012 at 16:58

  61. Sunlight through rain or dewdrops is best!

    October 23, 2012 at 17:09

  62. Gorgeous pictures ! Fortunately for the moment we don’t have any raindrops !! (very strange)

    October 23, 2012 at 17:20

  63. Another beautiful side of Autumn, loved the first shot!

    October 23, 2012 at 19:55

  64. so lovely ~

    October 23, 2012 at 20:12

  65. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    October 23, 2012 at 20:22

  66. Raindrops and Fall make gorgeous photos. :)

    October 23, 2012 at 21:17

  67. Beautiful pictures and wonderful thoughts. The last sentence could be (and should be) my mantra for Fall in Oregon (well, and of course for life in general as you meant it to be!)

    October 23, 2012 at 22:42

  68. Lovely. As always.

    October 23, 2012 at 23:41

  69. Beautiful captures! It’s wonderful to be able to slow down and appreciate gems like this.

    October 24, 2012 at 00:20

  70. Al

    Please send some of that beautiful rain this way, our hot and dry summer has continued into autumn. We haven’t even had any real snow yet!

    October 24, 2012 at 02:24

  71. J’adore the way you harmonize with nature Fiona, your images are a delicious treat without the calories!

    October 24, 2012 at 04:49

  72. There is beauty in almost everything we see and then there is something extraordinary in what the rains bring. Here in India it is a life giver. It brings hope and it brings life to the parched lands.

    Love your art in photographing the rain drops.

    October 24, 2012 at 05:01

  73. Love the concept, is beautifully conceived and the title, well you know I’m whistling the tune!

    October 24, 2012 at 10:20

  74. Such beauty in the ordinary. It’s raining here too, and I don’t mind at all.

    October 24, 2012 at 16:07

  75. It is raining here too..I guess I should go out with the camera and appreciate it..thanks Lady Fi:)

    October 24, 2012 at 17:00

  76. Water drops makes the picture even more dramatic :)

    October 24, 2012 at 21:36

  77. Ash

    Your photographs are visual poetry…..

    October 25, 2012 at 01:02

  78. WOW! Aren’t they great?! What an eye!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

    October 25, 2012 at 04:39

  79. Wonderful! I love your eye.

    October 25, 2012 at 05:04

  80. cloudia

    Thank you for well sharing your beauty bounty!

    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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    October 25, 2012 at 05:55

  81. You see beauty in small things Fi. Good pictures – Dave

    October 25, 2012 at 09:17

  82. “Reminding us that bowed is not defeated” – :)

    October 25, 2012 at 13:26

  83. yea, lots of rain. It makes nice shots but you need rubberboots now. :(

    October 26, 2012 at 00:39

  84. JM

    Beautiful compositions! We’re having great sunshine again, after days of lousy rainy weather.

    October 28, 2012 at 19:50

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  86. Sunlight after the rain, love the bench picture. Does good things for me, we were driving somewhere the other day and had rainbows chasing us along the road. So good old rain, never complain.

    Jim

    November 2, 2012 at 11:39

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