One type of weather you can nearly always rely on in England is rain. This year has been particularly wet! It might be annoying, stopping me from getting outside to take photographs, but it’s what makes the gardens so green and the growth so lush, so I suppose I shouldn’t complain.
As I arrived home a few evenings ago, the rain (that had been pouring down all day) was just easing off. I immediately grabbed my camera (Canon EOS 1300D) and went into the garden to snap a few pictures.
As you can see from these first two pictures – taken over the back fence – the weather front was just passing over as the sun was setting. A few clouds trailed in its wake and whilst I was outside a few of them decided to deluge me with sudden, sharp rain showers.
I was quite fascinated by all the droplets hanging on various plants, flowers and fruits around the garden.
The dragonclaw willow, with its wonderfully curly leaves was a particular favourite of mine.
I then moved on to photograph the geraniums, camellia and rose bushes, all of which looked lovely bedecked in jewel-like droplets. I particularly liked the rose leaf, where the droplets appeared to glow pink.
The apple and pear trees were the next things to catch my attention.
A final view that I found particularly appealing was the droplets hanging on two spindly branches near the back fence, with the setting sun creating a pleasant background glow .
I hope you all liked the pictures – I’d love to know what you all think.
Colette O'Neill... Environmentalist, Author, Publisher, Photographer. Creator of Goddess Permaculture.
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