Summer rain

Summer is here in all its glory.

And that, of course, includes the soft summer rain

Bringing a chill with it that makes us appreciate the sun even more.

Just as a flower is thankful for the rain,

So am I thankful for all the small beauties that surround me.

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
– Rabindranath Tagore

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70 responses

  1. Blu

    And which photograph do I love the most…perhaps the third. Wet and a little chilly here in Brittany!

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    July 18, 2011 at 17:06

  2. I can feel them!

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    July 18, 2011 at 17:10

  3. wonderful raindrop photos! and such a great quote. enjoyed your summer rain!

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    July 18, 2011 at 17:14

  4. Riet

    Beautiful photo’s. I love those drops of rain on your flowers.

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    July 18, 2011 at 17:23

  5. love that last one!

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    July 18, 2011 at 17:27

  6. Didex

    Lovely DEW

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    July 18, 2011 at 17:35

  7. Beautiful, delicate flowers. They can withstand torrential rain, it seems.

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    July 18, 2011 at 17:41

  8. Pleasing images… I’m a big fan of outdoor macro photography. You done well with yours.

    Water droplets, such as on yours, adds a lot of viewer interest to a photo.

    Much of my photography is in arid or desert environments. Dew or rain drops on desert plants is rare. Folks from my neck of the woods usually carry a water bottle with a fine mist atomizer that allows us to artificially add water droplets. 🙂

    It has the added benefit that the photographer has full control over the number and size of the water droplets on their flora subjects that you don’t normally have.

    Desert flora photographers always have their atomizer handy. We call it the flora photographer’s best friend. lol!!

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    July 18, 2011 at 17:44

  9. imac

    Nature at its best.
    Great macro shots and love those rain drops.

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    July 18, 2011 at 18:10

  10. i feel refreshed and gently guided into having a good day ~ thank you

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    July 18, 2011 at 18:24

  11. Wonderful shots LadyFi!!!

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    July 18, 2011 at 18:33

  12. JM

    Beautiful! I especially like the bottom shot.

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    July 18, 2011 at 18:36

  13. I love these rainy photographs – simply beautiful.

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    July 18, 2011 at 18:50

  14. Those a gorgeous shots … we could use some of that rain!

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    July 18, 2011 at 18:54

  15. Pure Poetry in Your Photos, Lady Fi. xxxx Simply Sublime.

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    July 18, 2011 at 19:25

  16. Jim

    That was very refreshing indeed! Thanks!
    Jim

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    July 18, 2011 at 20:32

  17. I love the rain. you’ve captured it beautifully in photos and wordlessly. is that a word?

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    July 18, 2011 at 21:40

  18. How about you send some of that rain our way LadyFi–the flowers and plants sure are thirsty.

    Enjoyed the great shots.

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    July 18, 2011 at 21:54

  19. Glorious as always. I love rain (regardless of the time of the year).

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    July 18, 2011 at 22:04

  20. Wonderful images! I like them all very much! And rain is allways needed, even if we want the sun to shine all the days 🙂

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    July 18, 2011 at 22:07

  21. Breathtaking captures as always, Ladyfi! We’ve had SO much rain this year, but I’m still grateful for the beauty it brings! Not to mention, our temperatures are a lot more desirable than the incredible heat that has covered most of this country. Thanks for sharing the beauty! I love the droplets of water on the blossoms! Exquisite! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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    July 18, 2011 at 22:17

  22. More and more I’m in love with the purity of white flowers. Your glistening raindrops are very special, Fi. Happy summer!

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    July 18, 2011 at 22:19

  23. Great fun with the water!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    July 18, 2011 at 22:28

  24. wow…beautiful little worlds inside those drops…

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    July 18, 2011 at 22:57

  25. Wonderful shots with dew drops.

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    July 19, 2011 at 02:41

  26. I would like wet and chilly ..please. It is hot and humid here..like a sauna:(

    Your photos are lovely! 🙂

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    July 19, 2011 at 02:57

  27. These are beautiful photos. I like the way you’ve captured the raindrops.

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    July 19, 2011 at 03:54

  28. Lee

    Stunning photos.

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    July 19, 2011 at 04:55

  29. Nice results of the soft summer rains. Gorgeous captures.

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    July 19, 2011 at 04:59

  30. ds

    Lovely…

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    July 19, 2011 at 05:01

  31. These are deliciously refreshing!

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    July 19, 2011 at 05:06

  32. Simply gorgeous shots! 🙂
    Oh, I wish it would rain, we need it so badly!

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    July 19, 2011 at 05:47

  33. your photos are truly gorgeous. i could almost smell them from here.

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    July 19, 2011 at 06:01

  34. Thanks for sharing the beauty of white roses and drops of water like sparkling crystals.

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    July 19, 2011 at 06:02

  35. beautiful series, nice with these drops on the flowers!

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    July 19, 2011 at 08:12

  36. the raindrops are delightful. summer rain is delicious…it’s my favorite kind of rain. marvelous photography.

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    July 19, 2011 at 09:04

  37. Hi there – That last shot is really great. Summer does not have to be about blue skies and far views – as you so wonderfully show!
    Cheers – Stewart M

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    July 19, 2011 at 11:52

  38. Lovely shots, Fiona. Especially the reflections in your macro raindrop. And a beautiful shot of Oscar too in your last post. I get the impression he’s happy whatever the weather. 🙂

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    July 19, 2011 at 12:59

  39. Okay, what it the universe trying to tell me… this is the third fabulous reflection in a rain drop I’ve seen in as many days! Poetry in photos… lovely!

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    July 19, 2011 at 13:06

  40. Such beautiful rained on roses. Showers bring even more beauty to them.

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    July 19, 2011 at 13:20

  41. Lovely and wonderful shots.:)

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    July 19, 2011 at 13:53

  42. Stunning photos Di!

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    July 19, 2011 at 13:56

  43. I love Tagore’s poem and words. Droplets in the last photo is exquisitely beautiful, much more beautiful than jewels. Thank you for sharing.

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    July 19, 2011 at 15:16

  44. These are so serene!

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    July 19, 2011 at 15:25

  45. gorgeous images!!

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    July 19, 2011 at 15:33

  46. Love the dewdrops on stems – very calming…

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    July 19, 2011 at 15:38

  47. Your pictures are very beautiful ! Our flowers are not happy they are drowning ! It rains cats and dogs !

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    July 19, 2011 at 17:07

  48. Wonderful shots of the flowers with rain drops glistening.

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    July 19, 2011 at 18:26

  49. Beautiful shots with thanks to Mother Nature and your camera skills.

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    July 19, 2011 at 21:07

  50. Just beautiful pictures. Wonderful drops and flowers.
    Wish you a blessed week!

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    July 19, 2011 at 21:57

  51. I am trying so hard to bring this lovely rain to drought-ridden Texas….but so far, it’s not working!

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    July 19, 2011 at 22:08

  52. Exquisite images of the rose with the droplets!
    Love them!

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    July 19, 2011 at 22:31

  53. beautiful thoughts and flower shots!

    you never fail to amaze me, ladyfi!
    loving your photography!!

    hope your day is off to a great start!

    betty

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    July 19, 2011 at 22:31

  54. Another beautiful post. I especially like the last shot. 🙂

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    July 19, 2011 at 23:13

  55. Thankful for this post!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral

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    July 19, 2011 at 23:45

  56. beautiful shots. my favourite is the middle one.

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    July 20, 2011 at 00:02

  57. Simple and simply beautiful…rain in all it’s forms on the petals of roses, even better!

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    July 20, 2011 at 00:46

  58. They shine like a pearl!

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    July 20, 2011 at 01:07

  59. Your photography — which was perfect to begin with — just keeps getting better and better. I too am grateful for ordinary days and the beauty of ordinary things. (I just wish I could take pictures of them half as well as you do.

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    July 20, 2011 at 03:14

  60. Sweet photos!

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    July 20, 2011 at 04:37

  61. The water droplets make you photos very beautiful.

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    July 20, 2011 at 11:41

  62. You are right, its the small beauties that are so special.

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    July 20, 2011 at 13:09

  63. It rained yesterday for the first time in months!

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    July 20, 2011 at 13:33

  64. Ladyfi, I haven’t seen such beautiful rain drops. Your artistic sense made me speechless! I realized my vocabulary is too small to express my admiration. Amazing photos. I do love all of them.

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    July 20, 2011 at 16:54

  65. I love flowers dressed in rain and yours are lovely as can be~

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    July 20, 2011 at 21:37

  66. Perfectly beautiful.

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    July 21, 2011 at 01:34

  67. you make joy flow like dew sliding down a stem!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral

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    July 21, 2011 at 04:06

  68. Love that close up of the drop!

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    July 21, 2011 at 12:56

  69. So serene and tranquil! Beautiful 🙂

    My Yatra Diary…

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    July 21, 2011 at 13:49

  70. I´m proud of you, Fiona! marvelous!

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    July 21, 2011 at 20:49

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