Travel theme: Flowers in the Rain

Rain-soaked purple clematis

Rain-soaked purple clematis

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 . . .

Magnolia with raindrops on stamen and carpel

Magnolia with raindrops on stamen and carpel

Raindrops on petals of Magnolia Grandiflora

Magnolia Grandiflora kissed by the rain

to broad-leafed hosta catching raindrops . . .

Raindrops on hosta

Hosta leaves welcome the moisture

and sunny daisies seeking nourishment.

Daisy at the mailbox

Shasta daisy standing welcoming the elements

Rain-soaked purple clematis sporting royal color caught our eyes . . .

Purple clematis in the rain

Purple clematis in the rain

as well as the one lone hollyhock left in our garden.  (Neighborhood rabbits dined on the rest!)

Hollyhock -- left by the rabbits!

Hollyhock — left by the rabbits!

All part of nature’s plan, I suppose . . .

Tennessee iris

Tennessee iris

and the beauty of flowers in the rain.

Almost spent, this magnolia holds onto its beauty for one more day.

Almost spent, a magnolia holds onto its beauty for one more day.

For more on this week’s Travel theme: Rain, click here.






About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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19 Responses to Travel theme: Flowers in the Rain

  1. Zeron+ says:

    I cannot say anything i can only see them ..`’ : )

  2. jolynnpowers says:

    flowers always made a cool rainy day better

    • Thanks for commenting! Somewhere I read that cloudy days are quite good for photography, and I’m beginning to believe. The photos don’t look so washed out. And the rain just adds to the ambience. Hope your weekend is a good one!

  3. tappjeanne says:

    Rusha, you are quite the photographer! I’d love to see one of the magnolia pics framed in the room we talked about this morning!

  4. Amy says:

    Beautiful macro images, Rusha! Love the last one especially. 🙂

  5. Incredible shots!!

  6. Excellent photos Rusha – really. That magnolia has a Georgia O’Keeffe look to it. Very nice. ~James

    • When I can’t travel, I look for things to photograph in the neighborhood. These were so pretty after a rain. So, I was excited when Ailsa announced Rain as her theme this week. Would prefer to be seeing cathedrals in Spain, but home is good, too! Best wishes for a great holiday weekend!

  7. You certainly allowed this gardener to smile looking at these gorgeous photos. 🙂

    • Thanks so much. I love bending over and focusing. In fact, I’ve asked my husband if we can spring for a macro lens. But what do you do with all those flower photos? Post ’em on WordPress, I suppose! Thanks for taking a look. You’re helping justify all the time I spend on these little gems.

  8. dawnkinster says:

    You look like you’re slightly ahead of us. When I left home yesterday my clematis was in bud but not in bloom yet. These are beautiful.

    • You’re right, Dawn. I love looking at pics from the U.S. because we’re all at different levels. I’ll bet my relatives in Louisiana are looking at summer annuals now! Thanks for taking a look. I love taking pictures of flowers!

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