4.9.11

There is so much rain, it's everywhere, on everything










































It's yet another rainy Sunday and it seems as if the rain delays until I'm free from work and looking forward to a swim or a few hours in the garden with the sun on my skin, and then the deluge happens. Right now it is pounding on the roof and bending the last flowers of summer to the ground. But last night I got a lovely message from a someone in a drier climate, in the mid-west of the US, admiring the green and lush landscape that we in Ireland live in.

I suppose (grudgingly) that the rain is our friend and results in a soft and always green environment summer and winter. We turn on the tap and out it comes, clean and chemical free, always flowing. The little drops of moisture on every surface reflecting the thin light co-operate with nature to create our food and our future.

Today I am appreciating the beauty of rainy days and thinking of my friends around the world where water is a lot more scarce....The sun may be a bit lacking here in our so called summer but we are never thirsty .....




18 comments:

  1. Beautiful thoughts and pictures!

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  2. Your photos just capture the sparkling beauty of the Water element so well <3 <3

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  3. beautiful photos and sentiments, water is preious, up here in the northen Hebrides we have had a dry summer until the last couple of weeks, I know what you mean about rain on your day off though, I hope this Sunday has been better, Frances

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  4. That top picture is wonderful . . . and I always love borage . . . my foxgloves ended a month ago . . . there's regional climate for you!

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  5. I think we Irish have a love/hate relationship with rain. Gorgeous pics!

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  6. Love your images especially that first one. I do like rain actually. Half an hour a day would be perfect! :)

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  7. After the long dry summer we have had the recent rain is particularly appreciated. We do so often take it for granted though don't we. Love your photos, coincidentally I have just posted on the same theme.

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  8. Elaine I just say oooooooooooooooooooooh to the fab pix

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  9. They are predicting a lot of rain for us this week starting tonight. Your photos of raindrops on petals are outstanding! I am struck by how the colors are accentuated by the wetness. I think I'll stay here and stare for a while...

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  10. Beautiful collection of photographs Caitriona, that spiderweb is really stunning. You remind me that I shouldn't be all that glum about the rain! Afterall without it we wouldn't be known as the Emerald Isle!

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  11. Amazing how you captured the quality of water in the first photo! Well, here in Southern California it is raining a little today, more a light drizzle than rain actually for the very first times since months! I am so very thankful for every drop of water that comes from the sky and not from the irrigation system. Maybe it is a good omen for a rainy winter season. We need the rain here, desperately!
    Christina

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  12. thankyou for sharing & your wonderful photo's are gorgeous to stare at and fantasise of a lush garden.
    I am in Western Australia & we have had an average rainfall this winter in most parts, which as been a life saver, literally for our farmers as last year was the worst drought on record. So it is nice to read about the rain in other parts of the world.

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  13. It has been important for me to hear the comments from those of you living in drier environments. At this stage of my life although the drizzle can be grey and uninspiring I am starting to think of it as crucial for growth and life. I suppose our moods and our thoughts are affected by the light, and therefore the weather, is that why gardeners and nature lovers feel so many emotions about the ever changing land and the sky? Thank you all!

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  14. but that's what makes the Emerald Isle! And how much more sparkly your garden flowers are...but it's the lack of sunshine which has been the blight as we head into the darker times of year. Good point about how we gardeners grumble and yet it's a drop in the ocean compared to the seasonal disasters in other parts of the world

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  15. Stunning photographs! I've always liked the rain. It cools and cleans the earth and makes things "shine" when the sun comes out again - just as your photos shine!

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  16. A wonderful post Catriona , as usual :)

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