Into each life some rain must fall

“Into each life some rain must fall”

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I got caught in the rain this morning, and no I wasn’t drinking piña coladas, it was a tad early. It felt quite strange for it to be raining. In fact I can’t remember the last time it rained. I had my bright pink rain mac on with the hood scrunched up around my face. I was the epitome of embarrassing, thank goodness T is only one and couldn’t care less what I looked like.

As the rain fell softly on my return home, I noticed how shiny and new everything looked. I guess this is the new lease of life water gives the earth. Flowers are rejuvenated, walls are shiny and puddles are deceptively deep. I love how droplets hang precariously from tiny bits of foliage, only to be continually replenished after every drop has fallen to ground, either to be absorbed by the soil or turned to several tiny drops having landed on concrete and splattering.

Of course I took a very quick 10 minutes to try and capture that Irish saying “Tis a soft day”.

Tulip waiting to bloom, beads of water on her leaves and flower
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Yellow tulip with droplets of water
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Metal bar on our wall (no idea why) which will hopefully be covered in rambling rose this summer
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Snowdop with droplets of water
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Aquilegia leaves balancing water droplets
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New growth on roses
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Euphorbia that has caught some rainfall
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This years Lupins (I think…?)
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My favourite. Ivy veiled by cobweb
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Grass on our wall
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Hyacinths
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Grass on a hot in roof
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Droplet on stick
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Another favourite as the water looks like it should break the delicate foliage
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Narcissus
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Campanula
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All photos were taken with my iPhone so apologies for quality!

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8 responses to “Into each life some rain must fall

  1. No apologies needed ! Beautiful photos and post ! (thx for the blog introduction – I didn’t see it listed in your profile …)

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