Sunday, April 10, 2011

Rain drops on leaves....

Have you ever walked through your garden or someone else's after a rainstorm? I have done this many times and I have been in awe of the little raindrops that gather on leaves. If you look at the texture of a leaf you know there are little crevices, pools, puckers and just so many little places where raindrops can stay. I have 5 different hostas in my little courtyard garden and their leaves are just wonderful for catching mother nature's raindrops! We had a really intense storm last night-we even had hail for a little while the size of gum drops! This morning when I got up I crept out into the garden to take these pictures. I hope you like them!

My little garden fairy who watches over my garden did a very good job protecting the plants from the hail. Isn't she cute!

This dark green and chartreuse green hosta have the perfect leaves for raindrop catching.

My daylilies are so healthy and green this year. I have always loved the way raindrops or water seem to stick to them!

I couldn't believe it when I saw how much water pooled at the tip of this hosta leaf. When the light hits the water it almost takes on a silvery hue-just gorgeous!

One of my all time favorite hostas has puckered leaves and the raindrops managed to land and stay on it.

I have an urn of ivy which I have set on a concrete pedestal. Every leaf of the ivy has curls in it and it catches so many raindrops they form little pools all over the plant.

Another hosta with many, many raindrops.

My tree peony has alot of lush leaves this year and it also caught alot of the raindrops.

This is my moss rose. The "moss" on the buds is so fuzzy that the raindrops don't stick to them! The leaves just love those raindrops though!

This rounded hosta leaf is loving the rain!

I have 4 or 5 Heuchera plants that were my grandmothers. I love the dainty shell pink flowers that form on its stems. The leaves are beautiful in themselves though, they sometimes even look leathery. The raindrops loved them too!

That's the end of the raindrop tour! As you all can tell I love nature, especially my flowers and leaves. I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday where ever you live!

I also wanted to thank everyone for your get well wishes. While I still have bronchitis, I have improved quite a bit. I will be heading back to work tomorrow, but I will be taking it easy. Enjoy!!

13 comments:

Rhondi said...

Hi Sherri
I love the way the rain makes little droplets on the leaves too. Did you get that hail last night? We didn't, but we were in Fort Mill and iy came down really hard there!
Glad you're feeling better.
Hugs, Rhondi

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Like them? I love them. You've got quite an artistic eye Sherri. Very lovely and a nice way to start the day.
Sam

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What beautiful photos Sherri!
Hugs,
Penny

Donnie said...

Beautiful photos. I have Hosta's planted at the end of the trailer and I love how they soften the space. Glad you're a bit better.

Mary said...

I always enjoy your hosta photos, Sherri. Glad to hear you're feeling better too. Hope you're back to 100% soon.

Kay said...

I love how you're finding such beauty in something many people take for granted. I was just noticing the way rain was hanging on the orchids outside and wished I could have taken photos of it if we weren't running out of the house at the time.

vicki said...

Beautiful photos Sherri- raindrops on leaves are also one of my favorite things to photograph. Nature gives us so many chances to take lovely pi tires- great job! Your blog just looks beautiful this spring--
Vicki

Debbie said...

Hi Sherri...thank you for taking us on a tour of your rain-drop filled garden. What a lovely walk.
Take it easy tomorrow, and don't over due.
Hugs,
Debbie@lakehouse

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Glad you snuck out to give us a peek! Today it got up to 80 and everyone was out cleaning up their yards....still waiting for some spring flowers - but if the temp keeps up, we'll have them soon - yea!!! In the meantime, we'll just visit your lovely plants Sherri!

Donna said...

Beautiful raindrop photos, Sherri! We got hit with the rain too. Your garden is lovely.

Hugs,
Donna

GardenofDaisies said...

Nature never ceases to amaze and inspire me. Beautiful raindrop shots. I love dainty little coral bells too... such a pretty flower!

Shirley said...

The best things in life ae from God and nature..raindrops on leaves are my favorite part of the garden. Your photos show them perfectly! Love them....

LA said...

Beautiful photos with Raindrops. I can't find many topics on this subject and I love it. Hummingbirds cannot stand like a normal bird (different feet), so they are known to bath in running water mist or in a water soaked leaf :)


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