Monday, May 12, 2008

Rainy Day







We've gotten quite a lot of rain here lately, but speaking as a person who has a well, I cannot complain. Besides, it makes the garden grow faster, and it just looks so fresh and pretty as it gathers on the alchemilla leaves, or on the faces of the violets. It also tends to make me slow down a little -- I just cannot bring myself to vacuum on a rainy day. I tend to putter around -- do some laundry or straighten up the pantry or make some soup. So I am going to take it easy today -- slow down a little and enjoy the rain.


Happy Monday, dear bloggers!
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I got the most wonderful gift for Mother's Day -- my son came home for a visit! What a terrific surprise, and it was just one of the best Mother's Days ever. :)

31 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Mothers Day Mary:>) I love the photos, especially the leves rimmed with tiny raindrops. Spectacular!

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  2. What a wonderful surprise! I am going to putter around on this windy, rainy day, too. Enjoy!

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  3. We've been having a lot of rain here, too. Thank God because we had been in extreme drought conditions for so long.

    I'm so glad you had such a wonderful Mother's Day.

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    Thanks Mary.

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  5. What a wonderful surprise visit for Mother's Day. So happy for you.
    Love those first photos of the rain drops on the leaves.
    Have a great day Mary.
    Alison

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  6. Wish we had some of your rains....we are so dry out here in West Texas..
    Ummm, the bestest Mother's Day gift is when ALL our children are with us....so glad your's were...me too!

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  7. I'm so glad that you had your family all together for Mother's Day...it means so much.

    Love your photos of the raindrops. Enjoy a delicious puttery day.

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  8. Oh Mary, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day. What a great surprise from your son.

    I have the plant that you've featured at the top. I can't remember what it is but I've been known to go outside and stand in the rain just to watch the raindrops collect on the leaves. Beautiful!

    - Suzanne

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  10. Happy Mother's Day Mary! Belated...

    I like the rain too...it means I dont have to water the trees we planted!!

    Annie

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  11. Hi Mary,

    I'm so glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day :) Enjoy that cozy rain.

    Hugs,
    D

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  12. I'm so glad you had a visit from your sons. How special for you. My son called by I was out of town! I did get a card from him, though. I was so excited about that. He's newly married so I figure now I'll get cards (wife, "Here's a card for your Mom. Sign it.") I'm not complaining. He has a stressful job and I know he loves me.

    What is it about rain that's almost hypnotic? I could stand and watch it for hours.

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  13. I am so happy that your Son came to visit you...what a Wonderful Mother's Day indeed.
    Hugs,
    Robin

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  14. Hi Mary,

    so glad you had a nice Mother's day. What a wonderful surprise that your son came. I was with my children also. It is indeed a perfect day to putter. That is what I am going to do. I like rainy days like this.

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  15. What gorgeous pictures again. We have had lots of rain here lately too, but a week and a half ago we had snow so I'll take the rain without complaints. I'm so glad that you had a great Mother's Day. That is wonderful. I spent the day surrounded by my family as well. It doesn't get any better than that.

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  16. Glad you had a nice Mother's Day.
    Enjoy the day, Janie

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  17. What a wonderful surprise for Mother's Day, Mary!
    Your photos are fabulous!
    It's wet and windy here today, I'm puttering and painting.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  18. None of my children were able to be here for Mothers' Day, but a lot was done in the garden and I bought two David Austin English roses (wish me luck) to plant. Today is sooo cold and windy...no rain here, but the heat is on!! Can you stand it?

    Janet

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  19. It is also raining in my neck of the woods. I love it though, I know that it is but a prelude to the hot summer days ahead. Have a lovely, rainy day!

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  20. Somerset CottageMay 12, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    You are a fantastic photographer! I enjoy seeing reading your blog and seeing what new things you will photograph on a daily basis.
    Thanks for making my day brighter.

    Take care
    Michelle

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  21. Oh, what a great mother's day surprise! Mine came home too. Best gift ever!

    Hey, I actually let my husband pry the camera out of my hands long enough for him to go out and take a bunch of rain shots this weekend too!

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  22. I'm glad you had a sweet visit with your son for Mother's Day!

    Happy Monday to YOU!☺

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  23. What a nice Mother's Day present! I will be getting a visit from my Texas son in a week and I am counting down the days.

    I keep telling Hubby I'm going to lock him out of the house until he gets some cool rain shots like Mary! Hehehe........

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  24. Hi Mary :)

    I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

    It's been raining here non-stop too. Will we ever see the sun again?! ;)

    hugs,
    rue

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  25. What a lovely surprise from your son! The rain photos look gorgeous. I wish we had some of that here, but in my area of Australia rain is very rare!

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  26. Hello sweet Mary! I've left you a little gift on today's post
    (5/12/08) so please go by and "pick it up".

    Hugs!

    Judy

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  27. What a lovely Mothers Day surprise! Enjoy the rain you lucky lady..

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  28. Mary,
    Happy Mother's Day! Come on over I'm having a giveaway.
    Hugs,
    Rose

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  29. Gorgeous!!! So glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day! And the perfect gift!

    Amanda:)

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  30. Sounds wonderful! (Your son coming home for Mother's Day). The rain has finally stopped here in Maryland and the sun is shining today.

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  31. I too just love the way drops of water look on plants, almost as if they were decorated with pretty little crystals from Mother Nature. Plus it all smells so fresh!

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