This week’s Lens-Artists Challenge features the theme of All Wet, and from our home in Knoxville (where we are still sheltering in place), a spring rain brought just what we needed for the challenge: gentle drops on tender new blossoms — all in our neighborhood.
“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”Langston Hughes
New hostas look dressed up with droplets of water at rest on their leaves.
And a contrast to the greens is a vivid red, full-blooming knock-out rose, washed by the showers.
Add in the purples — bold or soft — for more contrast brought on by clematis climbing upward and tripping over themselves as they clamor for space on mailboxes and light posts.
But don’t forget to notice — small buds, open blooms, and “clingy” family groupings of delicate, pale pink knock-out roses.
And the smallest of flowers — pale lavender vinca.
Because “happiness comes in waves,” take note of flowers that aren’t quite flowers yet: a wrapped and cuddled Southern Magnolia bud . . .
or tiny start-ups of hydrangeas yet to burst open with their soft blues.
Spring rain is nature’s prettiest cry.Angie Weiland-Crosby
Wishing you the prettiest spring yet as you celebrate the wetness!
Rusha & Bert