Wednesday, 23 September 2009

After the Shower




Photos are copyright of Maggie May.



There is always plenty of rain in England and it is a common sight to see the plants in my garden covered in rain drops.
It is quite refreshing though and saves me having to water the pot plants too often.
The Agapanthus has now died back and the ornamental grass is looking rather tatty before it too, disappears.
I can't believe that it is Autumn already. Seems like we haven't had much of a summer at all.


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33 comments:

Dottie said...

How delicately beautiful. Thanks for this Maggie.
Dot x

Regina said...

I haven't seen autumn.
They look refresh!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Great photo's. Know what you mean about an absent summer. Maybe next year eh?!

rosiescribble said...

Lovely photos. I tried taking some flowers the other day but they came out as a complete blur!

luna miranda said...

everything looks fresh after the rain. these photos are refreshing to the eyes and spirit.

Casdok said...

I love the smell after a shower, you can practically smell your photos - lovely!

The Green Stone Woman said...

The summer rushed by, Maggie. I hardly feel that we had one. Time goes by quicker when you get older. I do like the rain though and how it refreshes everything. Rain makes me mellow and clouds in the sky make me happy. I'm just funny that way.

Tulip said...

love the purple dainty flower with fresh droplets.

Lindsay said...

Shower - what shower? Our garden is as dry as I have known it. Water pots every day and new trees. Our roadside verge seemingly is just grass plonked on top of concrete so have to water that as well!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

I thought that the weather had been better down your way. Maybe not? Super photos, Maggie, as always.

Nessa said...

I love raindrops on plants. Beautiful pictures.

lakeviewer said...

My thoughts exactly, from across the ocean and a continent.

Carletta said...

I love the first one!
Raindrops are a delightful addition to any blooms.

Carletta’s Captures.

Ann said...

Very beautiful display of delicate blue flowers

The Galloping Gardener said...

Great blog and glad I found you.

Valleys Mam said...

Just Lush Maggie you have a talent there

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, maggie!

Working Mum said...

No, I was just thinking earlier that I'll have to start tidying up the garden for winter and I don't remember spending any time in it in summer!

Mary G said...

After a hugely rainy start to the summer, the last few weeks have been sunny and dry, dry, dry. Until this morning; the heavens opened and everything got watered. My best friend is taking credit for this - she sent her grandson outside to turn on the hose and water the pot plants and she said this loosed the torrent. Good thing; I'm short of grandsons this fall.
Lovely photos, so serene and English - I'm always blown away by how lush and perfect English gardens can be; I guess because there's no feast and famine about your rainfall.

Moannie said...

Down here in the south east we have had to water the garden every day for the past six weeks [and we've just had a meter installed...blast it] Lovely photos.

The Things We Carried said...

My area also is often covered in rain. Strangely we are in an Indian summer this year.

Love the water droplets on leaves. Refreshing after summer.

Ebie said...

Love those little raindrops on the plants!


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Maggie's garden said...

I enjoyed the summer...but like you...I felt we got cheated out of summer. Have tried Agapanthus here in Illinois without much success. What's your secret?

Rose said...

Plants always look so good with a coat of raindrops! Glad to see your garden survived all the construction on your kitchen earlier this year. We had three weeks of dry weather, and I got very tired of dragging the hose around to water everything. Thank goodness, we finally got some rain this week--the plants much prefer it.

Hilary said...

There isn't much that makes a prettier picture than raindrops on flowers. Thanks for sharing yours. :)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just beautiful!!! Your photo of the water droplets is fantastic!! I love it!!! ~Janine XO

Akelamalu said...

Oh yes, what happened to the BarBQ summer we were promised?

Love the photos. :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

So Beautiful and lovely !! Great shots !!Unseen Rajasthan

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Have spent a while catching up with you, and do love your photos, Maggie. I really liked the ones of the canal boats particularly - those decorations are wonderful. PS Hope your dentist appointment was OK. M xx

Bina said...

Beautiful flowers. But I have feeling YOU could take a picture of the ugliest flower and make it beautiful. And wow, you are getting more and more commenters!

cheshire wife said...

You must be living in an oasis! Our garden is as dry as a bone.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Loved the photos, Maggie, and the way you capyured the water bead on the leaf was very impressive ~ Eddie

Bim said...

I agree - the summer was rather pale. But your flowers and ornamental grass look all the fresher for it :)