Unless you wanted to photograph

car wheels sending up spray from the puddle in the gutter to the front of the house,

or pools forming on the garden paths, this was not a day to venture outside. The alliums on the Brick Path are some uprooted by the Head Gardener who wages an annual war against these invasive bulbs.

Rain streamed down the windows, brightened only by Pauline’s welcome lightcatcher.

I was granted one brief easing of precipitation during which to nip out and catch raindrops on bedraggled pansies, shy tulips, damp hellebores, and glistening amanogawa buds.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s superb steak and mushroom pie; roast potatoes; crunchy carrots and cauliflower; firm Brussels sprouts; and rich gravy. Jackie and Becky drank Blossom Hill Pale RosΓ©, I drank Des Maures Lalande de Pomerol 2016, and Ian drank Cobra.

Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs

70 thoughts on “Raindrops

  1. We’ve had some much needed rain this week too. Lovely photos Derrick, really evocative of spring.

  2. Your raindrops are lovely. We could use some rain ourselves, and may be gifted with some this weekend. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be gifted with such a superb looking pie!

  3. It rained here too. The pie looks delicious. In one of those tricks of the eye, I originally read ‘Jackie’s crunchy steak and mushroom pie’. Relieved to find out it was the carrots.

    1. Years ago, when Mat and Becky were small they made a cottage pie at our in-laws. When we had trouble chewing on it we discovered it had been made with dog mince. Thanks very much, Susan

  4. Your watery rainy photos are amazing and beautiful! I love rain! πŸ™‚ So glad the plants and flowers are getting a shower! πŸ™‚
    OHMYGOSH! Jackie’s sunny-sun-face pie is perfect for a rainy gloomy day! πŸ™‚ Please tell her that her pie made me smile so big! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  5. I love the photo of rainy window, looking out-and that light catcher. Here we call them sun catchers.
    Yes, also rain in the Pacific NW most of each day and for another 7-10 they say. I hope the weather people are wrong, time for a change. Today gloomy but not many drops of the stuff so will walk more happily soon.
    Love the table setting shot (and with nice people :)).

  6. Looks like we are both have those April showers – so hopefully they’ll bring May flowers! I know Jackie’s and your garden certainly will.

  7. Aww – the poor petunias in the rain! 😦 The Hellebores don’t seem to mind it though?

    That is indeed a seriously superb looking pie – and i imagine every bit as delicious as it looks. Please pass on my compliments to Head Chef! πŸ˜‰

  8. Beautiful raindrops and gorgeous pie! I have such sympathy with Jackie and those alliums! I have allium infestation too, though by the looks of the ones on your path, mine are a little smaller.

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