Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer Showers...

Rain in Summer..
How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and the heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The evening skies are still heavy with rain clouds.

It's difficult to garden in the rain, so I spend time gazing at the flowers and dreaming .......

Watching the Clematis soaking up a Summer shower...

Dreaming how the rock fence would look planted in English flowers...

Imagining a quaint thatched cottage awaiting it's visitors......


donna baker said...

Oh Jo, what a beautiful trip to take before bedtime.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Shucks, Jo... We didn't get much rain today... It sprinkled and threatened to rain most of the day--but we never did get anything heavy.. Guess it went all around us this time!!!!! Oh Well!!!

Love the pictures --especially the Clematis.


Deanna said...

Ahh so pretty.
Like your pics.

Sharon Rose said...

I think I can go to sleep now. That was a beautiful walk through an enchanted garden!

Loree said...

You are so lucky to have rain in summer. We get nothing but drought for over 3 months and then, when it rains for thefirst time, the ground just soaks it up.

Carol Murdock said...

Jo, I love the garden statue and have you ever noticed HOW Tennessee has those rock walls everywhere? Lovely morning tour!

Clare said...

As a fellow Brit I thought that I would never say this... I miss the rain! Send some over to California. I can't remember the last time it rained here. Maybe 2 months ago for about a minute! A beautiful post. You have me thinking about planting Clematis now

Anonymous said...

Hi...I'm a new follower of your blog...

I enjoy your charming blog very much!

Raindrops are falling on my head too! My flowers are "smiling" though!☺

Sunny said...

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to come across your blog! Your pictures are absolutely lovely.
Sunny :)
(A fellow Brit)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Donna: Glad you enjoyed..

Betsy: I seem to have all purple clematis, not sure why they seem to grab me when I'm at the garden center :)

DeAnna: Thank you,we must have similar taste :)

Pastor Sharon: An Enchanted
Garden..what a lovely thought.

Loree: I love rain, and I never complain because it is raining, I suppose it reminds me so much of home.

Carol: Yes, it's one of the things I love about TN, the rock walls ARE everywhere.

Clare: Hello, nice to meet you. Maybe try a little rain dance, or wash your car, then maybe it will rain ;)

Tammy: Hello ! Glad to meet you and your flowers are enjoying the rain :)

Sunny: Always nice to meet a fellow countryman :)
I've been to your hometown, Cornwall several times on holiday :)

Unknown said...

Such calming and lovely photos. All this rain we've had in TN this year has made lots of flowers bloom, plants grow, and grass mowed.
Happy Twirls

DeniseinVA said...

I am relaxed, a good way call it a night. Beautiful post Jo.

Baron's Life said...

Marvelous work...thanks for sharing