Dripping Rain

As, this morning, a skein of geese honked through clouds leaking liquid streams slithering down our roof tiles and window panes, I was reminded of goose dripping, spread on toast when we were small, and consequently of goose fat.

By lunchtime tentative notes of tweeting songbirds intermittently emerging from the shelter of glistening arboreal foliage merged with the trickling tinkle of plant-pattering precipitation, while sunlight penetrated lingering pearls bejewelling

a proliferation of pelargoniums

varieties of fuchsia;

Absolutely Fabulous roses;

snowy white snapdragons;

long-lasting hollyhocks;

and sky-bound rose hips I fortunately couldn’t reach to dead-head.

This evening we dined on oven cod and chips, garden peas, wallies, and pickled onions, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the merlot. Dillon and Flo ate later.


  1. As you can appreciate, I LOVE pictures of raindrops on flowers – these are all beautifully captured too πŸ™‚

  2. Love them all, especially the hollyhock, a classic Midwest barn yard flower. We had a whole row of these tall flowering beauties alongside our barn where I grew up! Thanks for the memories.

  3. Beautiful photos, Derrick! I like how you worded the second paragraph too. Wishing you guys a wonderful new week! ☺️??

  4. Bernard Miles used to have a monologue which involved covering the children with goose fat and sewing them into red flannel for the winter.

    Nice rainy pictures.

  5. Oh, my gosh! Your beautifully bejeweled flower photos + Your beautifully descriptive poetic words = A big smile and a contented SIGH. πŸ™‚ ❀️
    I think of the first time I saw snapdragons as a little girl…I loved their name…I loved their look and “ability” to snap. πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) and ❀️ to everyone at your home! πŸ™‚
    PS…A funny quote…..
    “I’m at that age in life where my mind has snapped and the rest of me is just dragon behind.” πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

  6. Hi Derek
    I hope you and Jackie are well.
    Can you ask Jackie to call me please, I’d like to speak to her
    My number is:
    07581 794 028
    Thank you

      1. Jacq has not called, I’d love her to call me. I’m using this forum to make contact

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