Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sunday's Garden Raindrops

Got pictures of raindrops on flowers?  Raindrops on a flower, rainbow in the clouds, rain with the sun shining through...ah, such photos captured show glorious nature without any human intervention. This past Sunday it rained, and I noticed raindrops on the flowers in my garden. I, not able to pass up this beauty, ran to the house to grab my camera. Each flower has the adopted name I gave it.
Pink Beauty


Crimson Red

Pink Lace

Delicate Pink

Pink Snaps

Fuzzy Glistening


Snaps Glowing

White Lace

Pink Tinge


I grew up on the east side of Texas. We Texans refer to our areas as East Texas, Southeast Texas, West Texas, etc. In East Texas and Southeast Texas it rains much with storms often brewing. From the time I was very young, I was terrified of the severe storms with lightening and thunder crashing. But one thing has always amazed me. The rainbow. Through my travels across America, I've seen many beautiful rainbow settings. One of my favorites was a rainbow over the farm my family and I were staying at for a month in our RV that we traveled in full-time, 12 months out of the year. The family that owned the farm had a dog that died in a freak accident during the storm that day of the rainbow. The dog went into the barn, and a pole fell that hit the dog. It was a terribly sad day for all of us. Yet, the beauty of that rainbow over the farm somehow comforted us and reminded us of God's promises. Through my travels across the USA, I've been surprised at answers I've received when I asked the question of various people, "Do you know what the rainbow means?" 
"I don't know. A pot of gold?" and "No, what does it mean?" they've asked.
Not only does the rainbow remind me of its purpose, God's promise to never destroy the earth with a flood again; it reminds me of God's many promises and that He doesn't forget His promises. It reminds me of His constant holy presence, comfort, and love. Like the chorus of a song I once penned and recorded on a tape, He is "Something special, faithful and true, kind and just in all that you do. You give mercy and love, comfort and peace. Lord, you're always there for me." 
What do raindrops on flowers make you think of?
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44 comments:

Paula said...

WOW! WHat amazing photo's! Makes me want to have rain!!! Thanks for sharing, Paula in IDaho
http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/

Jean said...

Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! Absolutely beautiful water drop photos! Love your names, too. Looking forward to seeing more of your bloomers! Jean

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful flowers and really cool pics:@)

Deb said...

Your roses are absolutely stunning! I don't have a rose garden...but I'm getting one this spring. I'll have to post when it comes about! Great post about the rainbow...yes, I can believe that folks have no clue, unfortunately. I love seeing them and thinking of God's promise just like you.

Queen of The Desert said...

Love all your photos, raindrops on the flowers, absolutely gorgeous.

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Lovely photos! They look almost frozen in time...

deborah said...
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deborah said...

thanks angi for stopping by and leaving a comment. I also love to take pictures of rain on my flowers. beautiful photos!

Linda said...

What awesome photos! Now I need to go out in the rain and take some closeups...yours are wonderful! It's raining here now...but it's a gentle rain.

Olga said...

What a beautiful post! The flowers with rain drops are gorgeous.

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...
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She'sSewPretty said...

Your roses are gorgeous! I love that you named them yourself. I love rainbows too. My first birthday after my dad died I walked outside and saw a double rainbow. I knew it was a "present" from him.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Gorgeous images!
So nice to meet another (native) Texas gal!

XO,
Anne

Holly said...

Your photos are exquisite! Such beauty! I can remember when I was 5 (looooong time ago) and it flooded where we lived. I can remember asking my mom why because we had just learned about God's promise of a rainbow after the flood. Rainbows never cease to amaze me - their color, beauty, promise and another testimony to our Creator.
Happy Pink Saturday

Tami said...

Absolutely stunning! It is amazing how tiny drops of rain can be so beautiful on a rose.
Have a lovely pink Saturday! xo Tami

LV said...

Loved you blog and post. All those flowers are gorgeous. You did a remarkable job on capturing all the rainy details of their beauty. I am from East Texas as well. I lived between Texarkans and Jefferson, Atlanta, Texas. I know all about the East Texas weather and the storms we used to have.

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful raindrops on roses!!!
It's funny how I was just having the rainbow conversation with my husband's daughter the other day. She asked me about what I thought about the world ending this saturday.
I told her she had nothing to worry about because of the rainbow covenant, and of COURSE, God would never end the world on PINK SATURDAY!!!
Hope you have a Happy and dry Pink Saturday :)
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!
PS I am having a giveaway - please come see!

Lara said...

what gorgeous pics, I especially love the ones of the roses. Happy Pink Saturday. Please feel free to visit my blog http://laraslovelycreations.blogspot.com/

Honey at 2805 said...

Amazing, gorgeous photos! The droplets of rain make them so special.

We are about to have a storm here. It's on it's way and I can the the thunder! Your friend from North Texas. Honey

BailiwickStudio said...

Beautiful roses, made even more so by the raindrops! ::Jill

Marydon said...

Angi, you captured them kissed with rain so beautifully. Awesome florals ...

Have a fabulous PS weekend,
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I tried....but I could not pick a favorite. They are all very beautiful! :P

Genie said...

Awesome captures in macro...beautiful photography. You are certainly talented. These are absolutely beautiful with their vibrant color and the water droplets.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Angie Sweetie...
Raindrops on rainbows, all the colors of the rainbow. So beautiful. Each little droplet, so magical to know that it is quenching the thirst for each of them.

You chose the most perfect names sweetie. How lovely to go through the garden and crown them with a name of your choice. I love it.

I wish I could stroll through your gardens with you sweet friend, and we could share and laugh the afternoon away. Share a cup of tea perhaps. Gorgeous share and thank you for taking me strolling through Southwest Cottage Designs this evening.

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Light and Voices said...

My favorite photograph was of Pink Tinge. All these flowers are lovely.
Joyce M

Pat said...

You certainly have a way with a camera. Your photographs are outstanding!

Cottage Touch said...

Beautiful....Thank you HPS!

BEAR's Mom said...

those pictures are awesome
your words are inspiring
happy pink saturday!
~victoria~

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Good Morning,

Those pictures are amazing!!! I think my favorite things are flowers for some reason, so pretty and each one so individual in color and look. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday!!
Have a Wonderful Day and Blessed Week!!!
Warm Wishes, CindyLew

Mrs. White said...

I love rain on flowers. The pictures are lovely!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting.

I am happily following you back!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. White
The Legacy of Home
http://thelegacyofhome.blogspot.com

Gail said...

Oh my rain drops on roses, makes me have to sing, My Favorite Things, from the Sound of Music. Rain drops on flowers is next to seeing the glitter of a fresh fallen snow, when the sun shines on it. God is such an artist, His work always blesses my soul.
Happy PS
Gail

Aunt Snow said...

Ah, your photos of raindrop on flowers are beautiful!!

It was nice to read about East Texas, too - we moved my Mom away from her small town there about 3 years ago, and I haven't been back - but it surely was beautiful, and with lovely flowers.

Happy PInk Saturday!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Gorgeous photo's! i host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have you join the party! oxox, tracie

Karie's Chic Creations said...

What beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing such beauty. Karie

Val said...

Amazing post. Love the pictures but what you said about the rainbow really was just for me. I just had to face something that got me really down but through your words I feel so much better. Thank you for that. And thank you for visiting my blog.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Roses!!!! These are a few of my favorite things!! Now, I feel like singing with a comment like that. These photos, all of them, are simply gorgeous.

Sorry, I'm so late getting around...I know you visited with me on my Watery Wednesday post too...much appreciated.

Hope your week has treated you well!!!

My Sunday Post...'ribbit'!!

jeanne said...

Your photos just knock my socks off. Beautiful photography. Thank you for sharing your amazing photos with us.

Also thank you for visiting my post on Pink Saturday.
Hugs, Jeanne

xinex said...

Gorgeous photography! Your flowers are really poretty...Christine

HolleyGarden said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog. Love your rain on roses pictures! I know rain's not necessarily good for the blooms or their leaves, but I still find the combination enchanting.

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

Your photos are absolutely breathtaking! I love raindrops on flowers! Thank you for sharing.

Hugs, LisaKay
https://bellesrosesromantiques.blogspot.com

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Those are so pretty! Your photography is gorgeous. I love the larger photos. You've come a long ways!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the names you've chosen. Great inspirational post too ♥
*hugs*deb

Cindy said...

Beautiful post. Truly God shows Himself in the garden.
Blessings,
Cindy

Martha said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and becoming my first follower. I have certainly enjoyed visiting your blog. These photos are absolutely gorgeous. I like to take the same kind of pictures of my daylilies.