More Rain

Today was dank, gloomy, and oppressed by leaden skies so lethargic as to lack energy for anything more than a slow, steady, seeping of limpid liquid.

Indeed the drizzle was so thin that it was only by observing the bejewelled plants that, from indoors, at times we could not be sure that it was still raining. I became quite damp photographing liquid pearls on gladiolus, hibiscus, Japanese anemone, clematis, fuchsia Delta’s Sarah, roses, spider’s webs, begonia, Angel’s wings, and pelargonium, each of which is separately identified in the gallery.

Indoors I also began work on the draft of a special future post.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s flavoursome sausages in red wine; tasty boiled new potatoes; toothsome kale; and crunchy carrots, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Montepulciano.


  1. A special future post? Love the moody, rain-drenched flowers and the alliteration of your first line – no, make that literation.

  2. Ah! What beautiful liquid pearls (love this description!) adorning the already beautiful flowers and plants! It is SO interesting how, where, and in what patterns the drops decide to cling. The bejeweled spider webs are gorgeous! Wonder what the spider thinks of his work getting rained on. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for getting damp to capture these amazing photos, Derrick! πŸ™‚

    OOOH! A special future post! I’m intrigued! Will try to wait patiently. πŸ™‚

    Your opening line was quite vivid and ignited emotions.
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

  3. If there is ever a remake of “The Sound of Music,” I could see this post becoming the basis for a revised “My Favorite Things.” They are just magnificent.

  4. Lovely moist pictures today. It seems almost wrong to report that we had perfect weather today but after many years of living with people making fun of our dreich weather, it is nice to see the tables turned for once. I hope that your weather improves. Ours is going to get worse.

  5. Your photos are very refreshing! I especially like the raindrops on the spider web. You have captured nature’s artwork beautifully!

  6. Well done Derrick, your opening lines superbly described the days atmosphere… “Today was dank, gloomy, and oppressed by leaden skies so lethargic as to lack energy for anything more than a slow, steady, seeping of limpid liquid.”… I’ll have to sign you up for my next Geelong Writers, poetry group meeting…..when ever that may be ??

  7. The close ups popped out of the screen and made for a palpable reading and left me in no doubt about the invisible rain over the plentiful garden.

  8. More absolutely gorgeous rain drizzled flowers, just lovely, Derrick.

    The last few days have almost felt like I’m living by the coast and in a permanent sea fret!

  9. such a magnificent treat, Derrick! thanks for your bejeweled flowers! they look magical with ‘liquid pearls’! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  10. I told you before, and I repeat myself, “You need to write an article and submit some of your photos to a magazine like “House and Garden.” Yes, you are good enough! They would be pleased to make your acquaintance and privileged to publish some of your work!

  11. What lovely photography. The flowers are gorgeous with the raindrops on them. Was definitely worth getting a bit damp for that. I also absolutely love the raindrops on the spider’s web. It looks like they are suspended in the air before you magnify the photograph.

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