Monday, May 21, 2018

Rain Rain, go away, come again…

….when we need it!

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We’ve been stuck in a rainy pattern lately. The sun shines, but then the clouds build and it rains. Every day! I know I shouldn’t complain because it’s keeping the temps very pleasant and the roses are blooming their pretty little heads off. It would be nice to space it out though and bring in some cooling showers during the summer months.

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Plus I have plans for some fun activities this week! lol I’ll share when….and if I get to actually ‘have some fun’!

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I kept trying to get the perfect photo of these raindrops and then hubby came to the rescue with his better camera! Thanks hubby!

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It seems like everything depends on the weather.

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A Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly photographed on the Florida Trails.

What’s it like where you live this week?

(I know we’re taking time off from Mosaic Monday right now but old habits are hard to break!)

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

31 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

We have had a lot of rain here as well Diane. Ready for some sunny skies.

Sandy said...

The upside is all those cut roses. It has been raining lots for y'all. April showers came in May instead I guess.

Karen Ann said...


This morning we are pulling out all our knock out roses, same shade of beautiful red pink as yours - they weren't happy here due to multiple pest attacks and perhaps too much water off the roofline - after 8 years of struggling with them we decided to let them go. Bummer! Yours are beautiful and obviously happy where they live

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

no no no

it's been such a dry spring...its great we're finally getting a little falling h2o

Patsy said...

Same here rain and storms in the mid south, but the flowers love it.
We have not seen any pretty butterfly's, thanks for giving us a look at
the Zebra Swallowtail.

Linda Kay said...

Your photos are beautiful, and I love the raindrops on the roses. You can send some of that rain to Texas!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

We are also having lots of rain! It's good but I could use a bit of sunshine!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your roses are gorgeous. They look lovely in the vases. Pretty shot of the Zebra Swallowtail. Have a happy day and new week!

Susie said...

Diane, I love your roses. Oh that butterfly is awesome. I would love to see one myself. Great raindrop shots. Blessings for better weather. xoxo, Susie

Vee said...

That’s a gorgeous pic of your rose...

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

The sunshine is finally out in our neck of the woods, Diana. I thought the same about our roses as they were so lovely. Your's are as well! And I love the Zebra Swallowtail butterfly you captured with your camera. Sending you sunny, happy days this week. ♥

Lowcarb team member said...

We've had sunshine and showers today and the gardens were appreciative!
Always good to see your photographs.

Enjoy your week.

All the best Jan

Terri D said...

It is wetter than wet here at our house. I'm over it. Great photos!

Lynn said...

I hear you, we finally had some sun after what seems like a couple weeks! I guess it just makes us appreciate the nice weather all that much more:@)

Angie said...

Yes, we always want what we don't have - LOL. It is dry here, and we always worry about fire season - so send me your rain! Love the roses, especially with the rain drops!!!

Jeanie said...

Fabulous detail on that butterfly, Diane. I never knew they were red tipped!

happyone said...

The rose is so pretty with the drops of water on it. No rain you wouldn't have been able to take that beautiful picture. : )

Cherdecor said...

I have never seen a Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly. It is striking. One has to stop and stare at it. Hope you don't drown in all that water. You can send some up here!

It's me said...

Here we have beautiful weather ...love spring...but now this evening we have rain..hope tomorrow the sun shines again...love Ria x 💜

BeachGypsy said...

Beautiful rose photos!!-- i love them! Its been pretty hot and humid here-- our walks will become sunset and after dark walks very soon.enjoying spring as much as i can while we have it! We have alot of those showers too and our garden is doing very well so far!

Lorrie said...

Gorgeous rose photos. Weather comes whether we like it or not, it seems. I hope the rain has ended so that you can do what you'd planned this week. And that you'll tell us about it. I'm missing MM this week, too.

ann said...

WE have been saying the same thing:Rain, Go Away. Finally yesterday the sun came out and stayed. Today is off to a good start. We are in tornado season, now, with heady thunder heads building in the west and north each day and we watch them roll right around us. Thank you! Still the threat of hail and bad wind looms each afternoon. Bring on the the sun. Enjoy your weekend.

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
Our weather is NUTS!! We have 90 degrees in the forecast for all week! And no rain, we are starting to feel very dry around here. I am already watering the garden.

I LOVE the photos. The Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly is beautiful.
Carla

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Yup - rain here most days, but not a lot, just perpetual gloom. The roses are so beautiful. The perfect shades of 'rose'! Hope you get sun for the fun! xx Karen

Deborah Montgomery said...

We had so much rain last week the seeds were sprouting in the bird feeder! We have a pond still sitting in the back of our yard. I do hope it is not breeding mosquitoes!! xo

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

We had some really cold days and a lot of rain but this week seemed to be nice and so sunny and warm. I love the photo of the rose and rain. Hope the weather cleared up you.
Have a nice holiday weekend
Julie

Red Rose Alley said...

Such lovely rose pictures, Diane, especially that first one. A rose looks even prettier with a few drops of water on it, don't ya think? And that butterfly is stunning. So glad you got some rain. It cleans everything up and makes it fresh again. It's raining here today!

love, ~Sheri

Geraldine said...

I'm always grateful for rain, the opposite here in summer can lead to forest fires so quickly. But it does get a bit dreary, I agree.

I LOVE your rose photos, how exquisite!!!

Hugs to you Diane.

Maria Rodrigues said...

Gorgeous roses and a beautiful butterfly.
Great shots.
Have a lovely weekend.
Greetings
Maria from
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

In this part of Florida, it is raining so hard (Tropical Storm A now, but it has been raining for a week or so here too. I thought it was supposed to rain in the summer.... everybody tells me it is the rainy season here. It must have started early this year!)

Linda H said...

I hope the rain has moved on! What beautiful roses!