Raindrops on roses

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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

‘My Favourite Things’ ~ The Sound of Music

La la la….I’ve been singing this to myself all week after trying to capture the rain and dew drops on the flowers around the garden.  Granted the raindrops haven’t been on roses, rather on bluebells, primroses and violas…but these really are pictures of a few of my favourite things.  IMG_3071

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I’m slowly learning about my macro lens; it’s a lot more tricky than I was expecting and the merest hint of breeze and the shot goes fuzzy.  My garden has provided a really useful training ground though, and here are some of the other beauties emerging this week.

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I LOVE THIS AERIAL SHOT OF THE LAST REMAINING GRAPE HYACINTHS

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ACER GOLDEN SUNRISE LOOKS ESPECIALLY SUNRISE-ISH AS IT COMES OUT IN LEAF

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THE FIRST FLOWERS ON OUR ROCK ROSE – AND A LITTLE RAINDROP TOO.

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THE FIRST BLUEBELLS HAVE THEIR ‘SKIRTS’.

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THIS ONE’S FOR YOU, ANNIE X

How many other flower heads, nearly a year on from when they first came out, can still look so beautiful? I’ve been reading up a bit about hydrangeas and see that it’s now time to cut back the old heads and brown stems, I’ll be a bit sad to see them go.

Next week, I hope to share with you a plug plant delivery we had this week.  To be honest, my husband and I had had a glass of wine, watched Monty on Gardener’s World and then gone online and ordered a whole heap of flowers that we have no recollection now of ordering…whoops! Lesson learned – tipsy, online shopping will lead to surprises in the post.  When the delivery man arrived with a box the size of a person it was quite a shock! Oh and veg news is that we finally have pea shoots! At least half a dozen.  This has made me very happy, and led to long daydreams of warm summer evenings, shelling peas in a long floaty white dress….perfectly normal, yes?!?

Linking up with fabulous Fable and Folk and the beautiful How does you garden grow?

9 Comments

  1. April 14, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    i always love your pictures. these are no exception. i too love to capture raindrops.

  2. April 14, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Oh that grape hyacinth overhead is sweeeeeeeeeet! I do love all these close ups, so good, especially the hydrangea – obvs 😉 Thanks for that, I needed my fix!

    Tipsy online shopping! I thought it was just me that did that!

    Thank you for joining in again lovely x

  3. April 14, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    I need to get my hands on a macro lens pronto!! And I agree with you about hydrangeas looking good all year round. The reds and oranges in the acer are so firey and bright…

  4. April 14, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Stunning captures – macro can really show so clearly the details of our favourite things. At least it was flowers and plants that you ordered after some wine!!

  5. April 14, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Macro photography and flowers are a perfect match, the grape hyacinth looks stunning from above.
    Hydrangeas look amazing even when brown a skeletal, I’ve got a few of them dotted around the house as I couldn’t stand to throw them away

  6. April 18, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    please post a picture of you in a long white dress shelling peas, at least your ‘drunk’ ordering is something that will provide many hours of happiness in the garden

  7. April 20, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    I’ve got last year’s hydrangea flowers in my garden as well which I haven’t got the heart at the moment to cut off. My Dad says you should wait until after the last frost and that has served me well in the past so I may give them a reprieve!

  8. April 20, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    SO SO Beautiful! What gorgeous captures. Thanks for sharing!

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