After the rain

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Chrysanthemum. Image: Su Leslie 2020

It rained most of yesterday and into the night. I woke this morning to find my plants hung with sparkling raindrops.

There has been almost no rain in Auckland since last December, so every drop is very welcome.

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Calendula. Image: Su Leslie 2020

The sun is shining now, but more rain is forecast, so there’s a wee happy dance going on at Casa Zimmerbitch.

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Calendula. Image: Su Leslie 2020

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Viola. Image; Su Leslie 2020

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Viola. Image; Su Leslie 2020

This week’s Lens-Artists Challenge theme is “all wet.” It’s nice to have some new images to offer.

 

On the bright side …

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Raindrop on manuka flower. Image: Su Leslie 2019

The first six months of 2019 were the driest on record in Auckland, and now August is looking like being the wettest — with rain on 19 of 23 days, and more to come.

I’ve stopped worrying about parched soil and the water level in our tank, but I think I might need some taller gumboots (wellies, rain boots, Regenstiefel, botas de lluvia; whatever they’re called in your part of the world).

And of course raindrops on flower petals are rather pretty.

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Manuka flower. Image: Su Leslie 2019

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Manuka flower. Image: Su Leslie 2019

Friday Flowers

Small moments

Image: Su Leslie 2019

By the time I got home from taking the Big T to the airport yesterday, my cough and runny nose were getting worse, and the aches and chills were beginning.

Today I’m on the couch with a box of tissues and a honey-lemon drink. My to-do list is on hold and I think I’ll be looking for joy in the small things for the next few days.

Monday Macro