We didn’t have to travel far to accept the challenge posed on Ailsa’s blog, Where’s My Backpack. In fact, it was a treat to combine our usual morning walk with this week’s rain theme and a reason to stop and look closely at flowers along the way.
From Southern magnolias in all their splendor . . .
to broad-leafed hosta catching raindrops . . .
and sunny daisies seeking nourishment.
Rain-soaked purple clematis sporting royal color caught our eyes . . .
as well as the one lone hollyhock left in our garden. (Neighborhood rabbits dined on the rest!)
All part of nature’s plan, I suppose . . .
and the beauty of flowers in the rain.