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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spring Showers

Rainy days seem to be the norm this spring in southwest Ohio.Cherry blossoms are dripping from branches.

The blooms are heavy with raindrops.
The garden is emerald green with all the soaking.
Trees have blossomed quickly in this rain forest environment.
Pink diamonds glisten on rose petals.
Lush and heavy, drooping from the weight of water.
I feel like I am living in an over sized garden cloche. The water rises just to fall back immediately to earth.
The garden revels in all this life giving moisture, but I am beginning to drown in it. I need the sun.
The constant rain matches my mood. Falling water, drooping leaves.
Beauty in the dampness.
But some sorrow is there as well.
Blossoms drop like pink snow, reminding me of endings and good byes.
I will miss the cherry blossoms until they return again.
All is not dreary. We did get to baby sit a puppy for a friend. She thinks she is one of the girls...
However, I think one of the girls is not too happy about this event.
I don't know which is softer or more beautiful, pink cherry blossoms or pink puppy bellies.
I know which is warmer.

Have a thoughtful Tuesday, P.
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Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

lovely photos - lovin' the way you caught the raindrops on the Japanese maple!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh Pam, I love this post.
Flowers and favs!
The sun will come out soon and all will be well, I promise. Many things are coming to an end but this only leaves openings for new beginnings. All will be well...
everything vintage

trash talk said...

I LOVE this post. Your garden is beautiful and I am so jealous! Mine is just one big ol' weed patch with nothing really growing except mosquitos.
I wish you could have seen my face when I got to the photo of the baby's pink tummy! AWWW!!!
Thanks for the smile and a warm fuzzy.

Cathy said...

Oh! What a beautiful post!!! The flowers are so lovely!!! Your photos with the rain droplets...stunning!!! We have been having alot of rain here in Texas too!!! Your puppies are so sweet...woman's best freind;)!!!

Have a beautiful day and thanks for sharing your lovely garden!!!

Marilyn said...

Your photography is beautiful! The close-ups are so "real" I can almost smell them!
Rain here in NE Pa today thru Sat. Oh well, makes the garden grow!!
Love, Marilyn

idrawpix said...

Pam, these are the loveliest glimpses of Spring. You captured them so well.
The dogs all looking out the window with longing is a great capture, as well.


bella shabby said...

Hi Pam, I haven't stopped by in just forever to say hi. Your photos are Beautiful - so is your yard. We are still in torrential downpour here in Oregon. I just finished The Judas Child by Carol O'Connell for the second time , did you get a chance to read that one? It was just as good the 2nd time. So good to "see" you! Sue

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Love these photos, Pam! All the pretty pinks and I think a belly rub is due for the youngin'!

sew revived said...

Pam, what beautiful pictures!! Since I had to learn to blog from you & Jodie, I guess I'll have to learn to take pictures from you two too!! Absolutely stunning..

Stephenie said...

OOOhhh!!! I just loved this post..The flowers are just amazing..I so adore that angel statue...Those dogs are just to darn cute...

The Apiary said...

The flowers are beautiful, love all the pics of the doggies...