Rainy Day…

Archway, Jasmine covered It just rained,
a sweet falling
gentle and renewing
wetting the earth and me.
Now the sun shines
peeking from clouds
hiding,
almost playful to see.
It changes so quickly
I thought to share
views of my garden
many shades there.
LadyP©2013

I rushed to get the photo’s before it poured again,  so apologies if they appear blurred.  (Skydrive adjusts well)  I am not a good photo taker,  I admit it,  I’m always thinking of the next one.  If you spot any weeds let me know, they are prolific in this lush greenery-making weather. xx

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99 responses to “Rainy Day…

  1. Xtra strong coffee and the backyard view, quite a combo deal. Give me the kettle, let’s be fair 😉

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  2. Gardens…both natural and human created…are so refreshing after a good rain. Yours are quite attractive, Pen.
    Ha. We have a frog in our bird bath too. 🙂

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    • Thank you Steve, you are so right, after the rain there’s a completely different ‘feel’ to the air and to the whole garden. Not a natural looking one by any means, as the hexagonal slabs were an addition when we had my Bess, (Mad Welsh Border Collie, we had for 13 years, she died 2011) she loved to play catch, as we threw yellow plastic ball after ball, over the arch and into the garden. Plants never had a chance, she was no respecter of boundaries and wee’d on anything she thought needed ‘weeing’ on. Plants died off and she redesigned everything, and I would have it back that way in a heartbeat if I could. Have you named your Frog? 🙂 xx

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      • Pets are wonderful and we must make our adjustments to their needs for a good run or a treasured spot for a nap. Our beagles have always had the run of the house as we cannot let them have the run of the yard…they would vanish for who knows how long. Murphy is as indiscriminate in his choice of weeing spots as was your Bess.
        Our frog has no name…I’ll see if Mary Beth wants to furnish one. I always call frogs Fergus. 🙂

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  3. It’s been raining here, too the last couple of days. Love how rain makes the world sparkle!

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  4. prayingforoneday

    Stunning, thanks for sharing..x

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  5. Oooh! You created that lovely “just rained” feeling along with all the scents and all the visual attractions it has to offer…”gentle and renewing
    wetting the earth and me…” You captured the moment beautifully with your words…and the sudden warmth of the sun breaking too…perfect! Your garden was a pleasure to visit too….the photos came out lovely – I had a good look at them in Skydrive although I then managed to close your page altogether 😉 Not to be recommended!! 🙂 And one other thing…your page and your background are awesome Beautiful…and ohhhh sooooo appealing to an Icewolf!! Love the blue and black scheme, and better still you can still read the fonts!! Your “fierce smoking dragon” is pretty cool too! *Cough!!!!!* 🙂

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    • Thank you Icewolfie, your response makes the photo taking all worth while. ( I must admit, I’m not very good with a camera, just point and shoot type of thing. BUT as I pointed and erm shot? I thought of the composition and how it’d look (Yeah right!!! 😉 ) BUT thankfully I ended up with half decent piccies. Skydrive does at least make them look slightly better methinks. It’s taken me ages to settle on a background, trouble is when I start ‘meddling’ I go back and forth and end up pig sick, and plump for what I started with in t’ first place. One was see through black lace, very fetching. but alas, not me. So Blue ‘n black it is then. A bit like my foot at the mo, dropped a chair on it, and it didn’t have the nous to get outa the way. (the foot, not the chair) xx
      (oooh and Fyrespike says ‘Cough’ he smokes far too much wacky backy for my tastes.) xx

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      • Dropped a chair on your foot?!! How careless!! Lol 🙂 Your photos are great and I have been sunning my Wolfie hide in your picturesque back garden! Very peaceful it was till you dropped the chair on your foot…!!!

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        • honest, I am so, so careless, Icewolfie, that poor chair, I could’ve hurt the *blinking* thing, now couldn’t I? 😉
          You’d have a bit of trouble sunning yourself today, ’tis Wimbledon Fortnight and it always makes the rain pour!! 😉 xxxx

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          • Well yes! You could have done irreperable damage to poor innocent chair couldn’t you? And just think of the emotional damage to the poor little thing!!! 😉
            Hmm…have been watching the tennis so I should have thought of that…but then again…Wolfie is a touch brain dead from lack of sleep and heatstroke lol 😉 so it didn’t occur to the Wolfie brain cell when it chucked it down with rain this afternoon! 🙂 xx

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            • hate not sleeping, Wolfie, makes everything slightly ‘off kilter’ and unreal. Hope you manage to recharge the batteries with um. catnaps? Apologies, Wolf naps, I meant. Hooooowl, please don’t stand on my foot!! 🙂 xx

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  6. Oh, this is so delightful, Pen. What a special place you have! I thought when I first saw the picture, that you had created the image as you have so many beautiful images on your blog. But, even better, you created it over time. Gentle rain is such joy.

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    • It is somewhere I sit and ponder, Monica, and you know how much I do . 😉
      It’s taken a few years to get some shrubs to take just right, but Bess had a hand (paws?) in ‘sorting ‘ out the ones she didn’t much like. 🙂 Gentle rain is magical, my friend. I do so agree. xx

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  7. a dreamy garden…. enjoy it Miss Allice In Wonderland! I love you sweet sweet lady!

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  8. That’s a very nice, peaceful looking garden.

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  9. Oh, Pen, I am in love. With your garden. And your writing. Both are as beautiful as you.

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  10. I don’t see the rain, I see the spaces between the drops

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  11. What a fabulous garden I love it, actually I am just packing a bag I will be over straight away 🙂 Well I only said 😉 lmao Oop’s but no lol’s so I guess you will let me off on that one ma Lady 🙂 I can just see me sat there drinking the amber nectar, sharing a poem with the toad and wondering if anyone else is joining the party 🙂

    Have a wonderful rest of Monday Lady Pen 🙂

    Andro xxxx

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    • You would be most welcome, Andro, and now it’s Wednesday, (I’ve been catching up with Wimbledon and resting my injured foot.) and good to see no ‘lols’ s there are no ‘…’ to see either. Frodo would pleased for the company, and the sharing a poem or three, over a few bevvies. hope your Wednesday has been (and still is) a good one. xPenx

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      • Hey you are supposed to just watch the tennis, not take part and injuring your foot in the process 😦 What you need is an Andro pampering pack to ease your suffering 🙂 How do you mean what is in the pack? 🙂

        Blimey you are so inquisitive ma Lady but you will just have to wait and see, so hard lines 🙂

        Andro xxxx

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  12. Like dogs playing with their balls in the garden, or if its raining its all fun to watch everything happen at different times of the day and the week. I like to hear the rain on the roof and the water running down the pipes Have a very nice Tuesday

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  13. You have a lush dreamy garden fashion with love dear Lady. so very beautiful. very good photos! they give me a sense of “being” there.
    with love, Eddie

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    • Thank you Eddie, glad you enjoyed the photo’s. The garden is aging nicely, and looks better every year. So much rain has made sure that everything is growing so well, and with so many variations of green. love to you xPenx

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  14. Oh that was Lovely Pen and I saw Frodo to, so pleased you shared your garden so very pretty. What a Beautiful array of greenery and some pretty little flowers love the Arch.
    Hope you are enjoying the warm sun Pen, and thank you for your weekend wishes sorry late in getting back to you. Hope your week is being kind to you.
    Hugs Sheila xx

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    • You did indeed see Frodo Sheila, and I must admit he was one of the reasons I wanted to ‘show’ the garden in the rain, ‘cos I’ve talked about him so much I wanted you to see him. 🙂 the garden is so green and lush, due to the rain of course. Pleased you enjoyed the views my friend. I’ve had a terrible time with my flipping right foot, I dropped a chair on it and it’s put a ‘dampener’ everything at the mo, (good pun eh?) BUT hopefully it’ll sort itself out. ’tis wet and rainy today, but watching Wimbledon at the mo, so not all bad. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend you two… hugs aplenty. xPenx

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  15. Delightful. I would not have issue with a few drops on my head to enjoy a cuppa just after the rain.
    xxx

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  16. Your garden is lush!!! We have had intermettent rain like that all week and it makes everything fill up with bursting color. Thank you for sharing these pictures, Pen. I will always picture you with your garden from now on. How cool is that?

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    • ’tis very cool, Leslie, I’m glad you enjoyed the greenness, so much rain really has done the garden proud. As you describe nothing is having trouble growing, in fact ’tis overflowing I’d say. xxx

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  17. So beautiful! Rain not only nourish the Earth, it also nourish our soul’s thirst.

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  18. You must get a lot of enjoyment out of your garden, its beautiful, the greenery is everywhere and so prolific, I love the ground cover near the bench, great pics.
    Emu

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    • The ground cover is Periwinkle, Emu, it sends shoots out and where it roots the plant grows again, flowering time brings little blue flowers. It’s a small garden by most standards but suits me to a ‘t’ 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the visit, and for a change it’s sunny today. Fancy a cuppa? 🙂 xx

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  19. Your garden is so beautiful, Lady Pen. 🙂

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  20. Hello miss Pen,
    oui tu as raison il fallait immortaliser ce moment de pluie en mots et en photos si joliment mis en page par tes soins !!!
    ton texte m’a donné l’idée d’écrire aussi sur le sujet…bisous miss Pen

    Ondes De Vie, De Ville.

    Il pleut sur ma vie,
    Un torrent de larmes
    Ruisselle à n’en plus finir.
    Il pleut sur ma ville,
    L’arc désarme le ciel,
    Entre pluie et soleil.
    Il pleut sur ma vie,
    Le déluge inonde,
    Mon cœur est comme
    Une douloureuse éponge.
    Il pleut sur ma ville,
    Elle fait grise mine,
    Aussi affutée, que la mine
    De mon crayon gris.
    Il pleut sur ma vie,
    Bruine et crachine,
    En apaise les vieux orages.
    Il pleut sur ma ville,
    À en chagriner baleines
    Et sombres parapluies.
    Il pleut sur ma vie
    Il pleut sur ma ville…

    Paul Andrews
    Écrit le 02/07/2013.

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    • si belle et pleine d’émotion Paul, la pluie fait beaucoup de choses, de renouvellement, de compensation et de nettoyage de l’air autour de nous. Pourtant, nous avons tellement de façons de voir les choses. Si nous voulons que notre temps sec baisse des spiritueux à la menace moindre de pluie (un peu comme les gouttes de pluie), mais parfois ‘Tis bon de simplement s’asseoir et regarder. J’aime votre poème, mon ami et compatriote poète. Ce fut un plaisir de le lire. Je suis tellement content que je vous ai donné l’inspiration. bisous à vous xPenx

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