Tuesday, April 13, 2010

After the Rain--Watery Wednesday

We don't usually get much rain after March but this year we have had a much needed bonus, a good soaking rain in April.
With my garden now in bloom I went out to see if I could capture some raindrops on iris.
I have lots of iris and some of the bearded iris are now in bloom,
And the columbine as well.
The dogwood
Climbing on the dogwood is a clematis, as the dogwood starts to fade the clematis comes into full bloom.

More watery sights can be found at Watery Wednesday, hosted for us by 2sweetnsaxy.

17 comments:

Carly said...

wow, these shots are stunning, I love the first! What a crisp, clear picture and I love the deep and rich color! Great shots!

Gaelyn said...

How nice to get a little unexpected rain. The flowers look to have enjoyed it. So colorful. Only seeing a few tree buds here.

EcoRover said...

Thanks for sharing the great blooms. Spring skiing is still real good here...

Carolyn Ford said...

I love iris and with raindrops...I love them more! Wasn't the rain this Sunday night fabulous? I was also out Monday morning shooting raindrops on the greenery of my day lilies.

ρομπερτ said...

Poetry at its best. A deep bow for these pictures.

Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

Arija said...

The garden after the rain is always a joy.
Great shots.

fredamans said...

I love how some look battered and bruised, but still have vibrancy!

Paulie said...

You are blessed to see so many colors of Iris so soon. I have seen one Iris so far in bloom here. That was a couple weeks ago. I am waiting for the Iris by the VA hospital to bloom as it is a field of beauty. You have taken some excellent shots of Iris in your own garden and other beauties too! Thanks for sharing your spring with us through the rain.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Wow! spectacular shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Martha I love these -- first I miss seeing Iris -- a lot of Spring flowers don't (apparently) bloom well in Florida. Secondly, I love how you caught the water drops -- they are just beautiful. Thanks!

Noelle said...

I'm crazy for your iris. They are so beautiful, especially with the raindrops. Sadly, we did not get any rain out of your storm. They stayed in the northern part of Arizona and didn't make it south :-(

Barb said...

Your garden is blooming like mad, Martha - love the raindrops on the flowers. That clematis on the dogwood is really pretty - I tried to grow some clematis here in Denver, but it isn't doing real well. Love the color of that columbine, too.

katney said...

We won't have most of these for at least another month.

NicoleB said...

I love droplet pictures. And you had the advantage of gorgeous sunshine and beautiful flowers right there.
Lovely photos!

mountain.mama said...

Beautiful irises and raindrops! We are way behind with blooms so it's especially nice to admire yours.

Diane AZ said...

You've got some gorgeous colors in your garden. These images are breathtaking!

happily retired gal said...

What BEAUTIFUL captures of these blossoms after the rain here ... nifty blue skies ... wonderful shadows in the sundial photo ... and marvelous views from the Sierras and of Death Valley. Seems like you followed my sister and her husband by a few days. Glad the weather didn't inhibit your travels ;-)
Hugs and blessings,