It’s raining!!

Finally the soothing rains fall on our poor, parched and thirsty earth here on the west coast though we need much more. I awoke to the sound of gentle tapping on the skylight!!

rainydayfade

Rush out into the rain and be soaked with the sky – Rumi

 
 
my poppy
 

tibetan poppy
last year’s painterly meconopsis. They are biennial.

Poppies are my favourite flower. I think it is because they are so fragile and ephemeral and also because most of them chose me and volunteered themselves in my little, often overgrown garden – pink opium poppies, Red flags of the dead poppies, California poppies and a Tibetan blue poppy- the only one I planted.  Their petals fly on the wind but for a brief moment they offer an enticing chalice of joy!

The Rain is on the roof- Moody Blues

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  1. There must be enough rain for you now! I like it cause it gives me a chance to test out my wet weather gear for Ireland…

    Your poppies appear so delicate – my seem much more boisterous…

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  2. I love the view through your window. Yeah you got some rain! Send it down our way please.

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    1. I’d love to!! We had another deluge today with lightning and thunder!! But I think the sun is back. We still need a lot more rain!

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      1. Oh how wonderful! I love thunder. We rarely ever get lightening and thunder here.

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  3. Debra says:

    That first photo looks so refreshing and inviting. I think you picked the perfect quote to go with it.

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    1. Many thanks Debra!!

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  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Love the music and the way you’ve blende your images with it – I’m a Moody Blues fan from the old days! A

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    1. I still love some of those older pieces!!!

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      1. Adrian Lewis says:

        Oh yes, some of the older stuff is incredible – I was a rabid Beatles fan from 1961 onwards, but its only now, as I listen to them again and again, that I’m starting to realise just how good some of their songs were. 🙂

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  5. Amy says:

    Wonderful to hear the rain on the roof! I love the first and second photos, so beautiful! 🙂

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  6. Beautiful photos. Glad to hear you got some much needed rain. If I could share some of our daily showers, I would! Happy weekend! 🙂

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    1. thanks Linda and we need a lot more!! Same to you my friend!

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  7. dbp49 says:

    I awoke to the very same sound here in Vancouver, and like you, I’m hoping for a lot more. Where we’ve usually had over 140 mm of rain by this time this month, so far we’ve had 14, and that’s counting what we got last night. This is only the second time we’ve been in stage 3 water restrictions ever. Oh well, such is life. At least your post reminded me of beautiful, well-watered blooms, and for that moment of joy, you have my deepest gratitude.

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    1. thanks so much db and yes we need that rain!!

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  8. I love rain Cybele and that rain-misted photo is beautiful.

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    1. oh it is much needed here!! Thanks Andrea!

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  9. Rain is always good, and these images are beautiful!

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    1. thanks Debbie!! yes a little rain must fall (well actually a lot!)

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  10. Oh yes, I also love the sound of rain on the skylight. Beautiful capture of the rainy day and the poppy. Lovely post, Cybele. 🙂

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    1. thank you Sylvia!!

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  11. Oloriel says:

    Lovely photos, and I must say I do envy your rain at the moment!

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    1. Oh it may not be enough to replenish as this summer has been so dry and hot!! Thanks so much Oloriel!

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  12. Bastet says:

    Yeah!!! I’m so happy to hear this wonderful news .. it rained here last night as well … your photo and the painting are fantastic!

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    1. Many thanks Bastet!! It’s been a hot, dry summer which always means lots of forest fires!

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      1. Bastet says:

        Here too .. so rain is always welcome!

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  13. Maverick ~ says:

    Congrats on the needed rain and your poppies look happy. 🙂

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    1. oh yes!! and the garden rejoiced!! 😀

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  14. Rainy outside, wat an inspiration. Superb photos Cybele

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    1. at last!! Thank you Della!

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  15. sedge808 says:

    Happy to hear about the rain.

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    1. thanks Gavin! It has been so dry this year and an unusually hot summer!

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  16. Maria F. says:

    Beautiful Cybele, and I’m so glad it rained for you.

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    1. many thanks Maria!

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