What a surprise…

…it rained again.  Not that I’m complaining, mind you.  We need all the rain we can get!  And soon it will be in the 100’s and so dry that even the rocks will be thirsty.  But, it does make it rather challenging to get spring flower photos.  So.  I put on my rain jacket with the big hood and out I went!

Just to prove that it was raining, check out the driveway, ha!


It really does make things lovely though, doesn’t it?


The colors were all saturated


The rain lilies made a rare appearance — they only bloom when we have rain.  And sometimes not even then.


The lyre leaf sage was singing in the rain (sorry, couldn’t resist).


And the jewel of them all?  Bluebonnet leaves.


Hope your weekend is full of nice surprises,

27 Replies to “What a surprise…”

  1. Great “drop-shots”
    I love rain and rainy pictures.  These are fabulous!

  2. Beautiful! I love the saturated colors on rainy days :)

  3. GORGEOUS Lisa!!! The rain made these photo’s even more Beautiful…Love these!!!

  4. Oh my just breathtaking photos!  Love them!  I love what the rain does to colors and flowers :-D

  5. I love how different patterns of water drops are left on each flower!  So pretty!

  6. Ak! Now you have me wishing our rain back so I can go take some more photos — fabulous!

  7. Wowowow… Great pics… Great catch of the rare moments..

  8. Lovely pics:-)  I hope i can be as good as you one day!! I have learnt so much from your tutorials,.. please post some more..

  9. Beautiful pictures, Lisa! … (sigh)…

  10. Gorgeous pictures!

  11. great photos! love when rain washes away the pollen and everything looks so clean.

  12. Hi Lisa,
    Very beautiful photo’s!!! ( Wish I have a better camera, because I love to make photo’s in our local ” forrest”)

  13. I love flowers covered in raindrops – when we were little we used to drink the water in the middle of Lupin (Bluebonnets) leaves and think it was magic water.  Beautiful photos!

  14. WOW!  Those pictures are amazing. You are so good with that camera!  I have never seen Rain Lilies before. I love all kinds of lilies, they are my favorite flowers.  Would you mind if I used one of your pictures for my wallpaper on my computer? I would love to see those lilies every morning….but I completely understand if you don’t want me to.  :)
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

    1. Hi Michelle – thank you for asking, and please do use an image as wallpaper! :) If you need a bigger size, just let me know. Happy weekend hugs!

  15. gorgeous photos! I LOVE those rain lilies, beautiful fresh colors! they all look like they are sining in the rain! =) thanks for sharing!

  16. What a difference with my place! It was all sunny here today :D
    Have a nice weekend!

  17. Your images are amazing!!! would love for you to stop by my blog and participate on my latest giveaway with your images… have a lovely weekend!

  18. stampersuzz says:

    Fantastic art! Beautiful!

  19. Lisa, your photos are just amazing.  Love them.  Great capture.

  20. I’m new to your blog and oh! my! word!   Your photos are breath-taking!

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