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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rainy Day Finds

{Youth}


{Frivolity}

{Potential}
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I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness. 
- Adeline Knapp

32 comments:

Julie said...

I was just sitting in my car in the driveway after dropping the kids off at school and before I hopped out, I realized how sweet the raindrops sounded on my sun roof and I just sat there with my eyes closed and listened to some of God's music for a while.
What a world of loveliness we've been given.
Thanks for all your photos that remind me daily of how lucky we are.

Leah J. Utas said...

I used to love being out in the rain. Now I forget to do it.

Buttons said...

So true, so true you know I know this one. To take a photo trip out the rain and the wilderness with you would be fun. I love the rain but am ready for it to stop for a least a week so I can get my garden in. Nice pics. B

Deb said...

I say dance in the rain....you only live once....

texwisgirl said...

i love that 'potential' bud. so beautiful!

Cat said...




love and light

Allison said...

Thought provoking... and oh, so true! What a beautiful first pic (my personal favorite). :)

Trisha said...

All such beautiful blooms! I love a good rainy day :) (just not a bunch of them in a row!!)

Farm Girl said...

So very true.

Nancy said...

If we are lucky enough that the wind is not blowing a gale, then I don't mind walking around the yard in the rain, checking out the new flowers.

Perfect quote to go with your gorgeous photos, Dawn. :)

bon bon said...

this adeline knapp is one smart cookie.

lovely detail in those white petals.

Flora said...

Gorgeous Flowers

Out on the prairie said...

I laughed at someone telling me they hadn't beenout for a walk because of the rain.I asked if they ever jumped in a puddle.We have had lots so it would cramp my style a bit.

Gary said...

Great post and congrats on your marathon showing!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Gorgeous photos.... and wonderful sentiments x

Clint said...

Really beautiful shots. And yes---I agree...Walking in the rain is a nice way to feel alive.

birdie blue said...

beautiful pics, dawn.

i love being out in the rain. when i was little, we lived across the street from a beautiful golf course. there was nothing better than running barefoot across the soft greens during a rain shower.

xo
~molly

Judy said...

As always I leave here with a smile on my face and something to think about.

Debbie said...

always so thought provoking....

i just love a good storm...when it becomes real dark in the middle of the day and rains. listening to the soft patter of the rain on the windows....cozy!!!!

Debbie said...

i forgot to say great pictures....it's hard to believe you use a phone camera. xo

Tammy said...

Looks like you are finally have Spring! Lovely flowers, and I love the quote!

Carmi said...

I love this quote, Dawn - and, of course, your fantastic photography.

I've always been a contrarian, of sorts, heading out when everyone else is heading in. There's nothing as lovely as a beach, for example, on a grey, wet day. It takes on a sheen that folks who show up to battle the crowds on hot, sunny days never get to see.

Thanks for the timely reminder to always seek the unique perspective.

Gail said...

Such a true quote, my favorite pass time is "rubber-booting"...going out in the rain, exploring the creeks and playing in puddles.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Just beautiful

Rick said...

Wonderful photos, Dawn (even if they did take quite a while to load, given my %*&^ internet connection). I find that the light is great during a (light) rain or immediately before/after - very soft with no harsh glare.

Congrats on your 1/2 marathon AND beating your goal !! Whoohoo !!

Mike said...

Love the pics! Way to turn rainy weather in to something positive to share.

darlin said...

Oh oh, Rick's getting a potty mouth... we'd best find him an internet solution and soon! Sorry Rick, I can't help myself some nights.

Dawn I love your pretty flowers, very nice pics.

wayne15575 said...

Love the flowers !!!

Home In The Hollow said...

That's one thing, living here in the Hollow, that I love since we have a metal roof and a large covered front porch where I can listen to the creek or the raindrops!...:)JP

Hope said...

Yes! great message Dawn!
love the photo's

Saz said...

What lovely photo's! And a great message too.

Tim said...

I like the photo that you label "youth". Beautiful!