Summer rain

It’s been one of the wettest summers on record

Here in Sweden.

Peony

The flowers aren’t complaining.

Wild rose

In fact, they seem to unfurl

To drink in the rain

Iris copy

While unopened buds

Are happy just to be.

My parents need some help this week, so I’m away in England again. I might not be able to visit you or reply to your comments. But please know they are much appreciated.

Dreamy bud copy

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93 responses

  1. I always find flowers with raindrops are beautiful to look at, so refreshing. Hope everything is well with your parents. Take care.

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    August 10, 2015 at 15:04

  2. I love your new gravatar picture of you.

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    August 10, 2015 at 15:05

  3. These are such lovely shots. I always enjoy seeing a photo of rain or dew on a flower’s petals. We have had a somewhat wet summer here in Virginia also, and even when it’s not raining it seems as though it is overcast and cloudy. Rather an odd summer.

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    August 10, 2015 at 15:15

  4. Good to know u get enough rain! Beautiful capture on droplets flowers

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    August 10, 2015 at 15:21

  5. Peonies, Irises, Roses – beautiful closeups – and all I associate with Mother. I wish we could import some of our rain supply to California, which has been in serious drought for years now.

    Enjoy your stay in England, Fiona. I know your parents appreciate it.

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    August 10, 2015 at 15:32

  6. Mac

    pretty πŸ™‚

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    August 10, 2015 at 15:56

  7. Ron

    Fiona, each and everyone of these images are beyond STUNNING! I know I’ve said this many times before, but I have to say it again…you are SO gifted with the camera!

    Yes, it’s been a very rainy summer here as well.

    Enjoy your time in England, my friend!

    X

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    August 10, 2015 at 16:08

  8. So very beautiful and refreshing… πŸ™‚

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    August 10, 2015 at 16:09

  9. well, the flowers look happy about the rain!

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    August 10, 2015 at 16:12

  10. Totally beautiful.

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    August 10, 2015 at 16:20

  11. Gorgeous, as always…

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    August 10, 2015 at 16:30

  12. These pictures are amazing!
    Maybe we can share some of the hot weather with you and take some rain in return? Nature here in Germany really needs it πŸ™‚
    I hope you’ll have a good time with your parents this week.

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    August 10, 2015 at 16:31

  13. Gorgeous flowers and I just love flower photos with droplets of water! Hope your folks are well and thanks for sharing.

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    August 10, 2015 at 16:38

  14. Exquisite flower captures. The water droplets just add to the beauty. πŸ™‚

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    August 10, 2015 at 16:51

  15. Oh, how lovely are those luscious thirst-quenching drops! In my part of the world, it has been one of the driest summers. Perhaps you have gotten our rain.

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    August 10, 2015 at 17:00

  16. Marvellous.

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    August 10, 2015 at 17:53

  17. it’s being a hot summer everywhere… beautiful captures!

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    August 10, 2015 at 18:15

  18. here in the south west of germany it’s dry and hothothot – our flowers would appreciate the rain – me too πŸ˜‰
    beautiful flower pics !!!

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    August 10, 2015 at 18:25

  19. sylviakirk

    Superb captures as always!! I do love the rain drops on the flowers!! Such a delightful, colorful way to begin my day!! Thank you!! Hope you have a great new week!!

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    August 10, 2015 at 18:27

  20. The close ups are one of your best, lovely.

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    August 10, 2015 at 18:35

  21. I hope England will offer you better weather.

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    August 10, 2015 at 19:03

  22. Beautiful flowers and photos.

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    August 10, 2015 at 19:37

  23. Happy flowers drinking in the rain. I think that weather in England has been very changeable this summer, but it’s going to be around 25C in the south tomorrow! I think I’ve experienced the hottest, most uncomfortable summer in Switzerland since I’ve been living here! I hope that all will be well with your parents.

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    August 10, 2015 at 19:44

  24. Wonderfull , greeting from Belgium

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    August 10, 2015 at 20:12

  25. Bill Dodd

    Record setting hot and dry in the Pacific Northwest of the USA… A middle ground would be nice. Lovely Pictures! Beautiful.

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    August 10, 2015 at 20:13

  26. I hope that all goes well with your parents.
    And love the just washed flowers. Thank you.

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    August 10, 2015 at 22:14

  27. The flowers look as though they are thriving in the damp weather.

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    August 10, 2015 at 22:27

  28. Sorry about the rain, but I am glad it makes the flowers happy. They are all lovely blooms and images. I hope all is well and that you have a happy week!

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    August 10, 2015 at 22:43

  29. lovely flowers. wishing you safe travels.

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    August 10, 2015 at 22:44

  30. Hi! Flowers with water drops are very beautiful. Very hot days are lasting in Tokyo. Thanks for sharing.

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    August 10, 2015 at 23:13

  31. Juicy!

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    August 11, 2015 at 00:22

  32. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    They are so beautiful that they make me blush!

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    August 11, 2015 at 02:08

  33. Great photos of the raindrops on the flowers.

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    August 11, 2015 at 02:22

  34. the flowers are lovely. they certainly do drink in the rain. I hope all is well with your parents. It can be so stressful when you are not near.

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    August 11, 2015 at 02:22

  35. Lovely shots.

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    August 11, 2015 at 02:58

  36. Your photos are beautiful, the peonies make me melt. I hope your visit goes well. Many blessings.

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    August 11, 2015 at 03:28

  37. Very pretty and colorful flowers.

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    August 11, 2015 at 03:34

  38. calvin

    When it rains it pours. But the flowers seem happy, it shows in your photos. If nature is happy in the end that is all that matters. I wouldn’t say we have had a washed out summer in my little area like your Sweden, just enough to keep the greens green, the pinks pink and whites white in the garden outback. I’ll take rain over fire any day.

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    August 11, 2015 at 03:56

  39. Best wishes to your parents; hope things are not too serious. Your flowers are absolutely stunning; there really is something wonderful about raindrops on roses (I think that should be a line in a song don’t you ;>)?) ….

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    August 11, 2015 at 04:11

  40. Gorgeous flowers! It’s been very wet here as well and everything is growing like crazy.

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    August 11, 2015 at 05:46

  41. Gorgeous macros!

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    August 11, 2015 at 06:25

  42. Our summer is one of the hottest these years and I’m so relieved with evening shower as rain can soften the heat. Your flowers look happy and beautiful with raindrops. I’ve learned terrible heat wave in London. Wish your mother a good health. Your visit will encourage her. Take care.

    Yoko

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    August 11, 2015 at 06:26

  43. Gorgeous flowers and photos! My peonies have all disappeared with August’s heat.Hope all will be well with your parents! Safe travels.

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    August 11, 2015 at 07:35

  44. Such gorgeous blooms.

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    August 11, 2015 at 07:36

  45. Loved the 3rd pic the best!!

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    August 11, 2015 at 07:38

  46. xhobdo

    So beautiful photos, 3rd no pic awesome

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    August 11, 2015 at 08:39

  47. Lovely flowers with raindrops, it looks like diamonds πŸ™‚

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    August 11, 2015 at 09:01

  48. beautiful and great mood πŸ™‚

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    August 11, 2015 at 09:12

  49. great clicks!

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    August 11, 2015 at 09:30

  50. I hope your travels go well and that your parents are back on top form soon.

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    August 11, 2015 at 09:51

  51. Water on flowers is such a classic combination.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    PS: I take it you are a Brightonian?

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    August 11, 2015 at 10:21

  52. Beautiful pictures ! Can’t believe that your summer is so wet ! In Belgium the farmers complain because it doesn’t rain ! Such a long time we hadn’t such a nice summer !

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    August 11, 2015 at 10:38

  53. I think a little less rain would have been nice. Great flower images πŸ™‚

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    August 11, 2015 at 11:19

  54. Gorgeous flower photos!

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    August 11, 2015 at 11:54

  55. Beautiful images and have a safe travel to UK πŸ™‚

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    August 11, 2015 at 11:56

  56. Stunning and glorious! Do hope all is well with your parents.

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    August 11, 2015 at 11:57

  57. Lovely flower shots….here in my area of the USA we had quite the rainy spring and summer….much more than usual and just keeping up with the weeds and grass cutting was hard to do. Then it abruptly stopped. No more grass cutting…watering instead! πŸ™‚

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    August 11, 2015 at 12:08

  58. One word….glorious!!!

    Oh to be in Sweden right now and having the rain. Sounds like heaven on earth.

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    August 11, 2015 at 13:32

  59. i love summer rain. we have been getting some just about every day this month. thankfully. these are gorgeous shots

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    August 11, 2015 at 13:40

  60. So very beautiful!

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    August 11, 2015 at 13:42

  61. Wow! These are gorgeous.

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    August 11, 2015 at 13:42

  62. i love the peonies – my favorite flower!

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    August 11, 2015 at 14:00

  63. Flowers and raindrops are a macro photographers dream! Beautiful shots

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    August 11, 2015 at 14:24

  64. Gorgeous flower shots Fiona – your gardens must be singing with beauty.

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    August 11, 2015 at 15:23

  65. One of the wettest summers in Sweden… and for other hand, here in Portugal, is being one of the driest summers on record.
    Please, send us some rain.
    πŸ™‚

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    August 11, 2015 at 16:29

  66. Beautiful flowers and close-up photos, the peony is one of my favorite flowers, but I like the other flowers too

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    August 11, 2015 at 16:37

  67. Wonderful blossoms and lovely aspects… Greetings and all the best!

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    August 11, 2015 at 16:46

  68. Al

    Beautiful flowers. Good luck with your parents.

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    August 11, 2015 at 16:57

  69. Exquisite photos!

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    August 11, 2015 at 19:02

  70. Lovely shots of the flowers in the rain – especially the two peonies – my favourite flower, I think.

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    August 11, 2015 at 20:39

  71. The flowers were happy for the extra rainfall they have received πŸ™‚

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    August 11, 2015 at 21:53

  72. X

    Hope all is well with your parents. It has not been overly wet, though when we were in Florida this week we had rain most every day as it is normal there. Its done something lovely to your flowers.

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    August 11, 2015 at 22:10

  73. Lady Fi your photos are fabulous, the detail so crisp, the flowers not the battered, sodden, windblown specimens that occur in my garden when it rains!

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    August 11, 2015 at 23:36

  74. Wow – very beautiful flowers and photos!
    Have a Great Day!
    Peace πŸ™‚

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    August 12, 2015 at 03:18

  75. Beautiful shots, Lady Fi. I’m jealous of the flowers drinking up all the water. Best wishes to you.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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    August 12, 2015 at 03:43

  76. After a wet beginning, we’re back into our drought now. Sigh. I wish we could both find some middle ground! Prayers for you as you help your parents!

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    August 12, 2015 at 05:30

  77. Beautiful flowers are covered in rain drops. Travel safely and take good care of your Mum and Dad:)

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    August 12, 2015 at 06:11

  78. That chasing planes shot is a real winner!

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    August 12, 2015 at 16:11

  79. don

    Gorgeous flower series. The raindrops add much to the flower’s beauty.

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    August 12, 2015 at 16:30

  80. Beautiful, my favorite was the last one. πŸ™‚
    Best to you on your travels.
    Carla

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    August 12, 2015 at 20:01

  81. Your flowers are gorgeous, they do seem to love the rain don’t they…heres to some sunshine. I was telling Connie, from far side that maybe you should bring us both some rain, we are both very dry here.

    I hope that everything works out with your parents…it’s hard when you don’t live nearby.

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    August 13, 2015 at 00:54

  82. Beautiful, beautiful shots Fiona. Hope your parents are doing well. Take Care.

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    August 13, 2015 at 04:03

  83. Who doesn’t love rain! Beautiful clicks. And hope all is well in England.

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    August 13, 2015 at 19:19

  84. No.
    the flowers definitely are not complaining! x

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    August 14, 2015 at 01:23

  85. We are rather dry here, so it is lovely to see the benefits of rain.
    May your time with parents be good.

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    August 14, 2015 at 05:16

  86. jolie la première fleur

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    August 14, 2015 at 09:00

  87. It has been pouring in the evening over here. My plants are loving it too πŸ™‚

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    August 14, 2015 at 09:12

  88. so fresh…so beautiful πŸ™‚

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    August 15, 2015 at 13:13

  89. How beautiful these are!

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    August 16, 2015 at 02:13

  90. Hi! Beautiful flower photos with raindrops. Thanks for sharing.

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    August 16, 2015 at 16:49

  91. Ela

    Beautiful flowers !! It’s amazing how wonderfully captured raindrops !!
    Greetings

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    August 17, 2015 at 21:24

  92. There’s nothing quite like a flower in the rain to make a good photo.

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    August 18, 2015 at 10:50

  93. Beauty and flowery freshness

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    August 24, 2015 at 14:38

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