Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Could It Be ... Raindrops?

Although our forecasts have predicted "scattered showers" for the past several days, they have mostly been scattered somewhere other than Vicksburg.

But yesterday morning, I heard the pitter patter of something outside our windows, and, sure enough, it was raining!

I couldn't remember the last time it rained enough to be called a rain shower, and stood in the door of our porch, mesmerized by the sound of the rain and watching the raindrops splashing in our pond.

There were actually puddles on the patio ...

And on the stone bridge (the pink things you see are Crape Myrtle petals from nearby trees).

And I could just imagine the plants and flowers "giggling like children playing in a sprinkler" as they soaked up the much-needed rain ...

Needless to say, I couldn't just stand there and watch without capturing some of those fleeting raindrops with my camera, could I? So armed with an umbrella and my camera with a zoom lens, I huddled under the patio table umbrella and managed to get a few semi-worthy pictures in and amongst the raindrops dripping and splashing on me.

They're not as good as I had hoped, but if you click on the pictures to enlarge them, you can see them better.

This is my favorite ...


Some of the drops reminded me of little Hershey Kisses floating on the water ...

I was amazed by the beads of water arcing out from the splash of the raindrop in this last picture ...

We are supposed to have some more "scattered showers" moving through this afternoon, but I'm going to miss them, if we do. I'm spending the day with our granddaughter Avery Grace, and I can't think of anything that can top that -- not even raindrops and puddles.

3 comments:

racheld said...

Essence of Summer, that rain, and the first few drops have a scent like no other on Earth.

I'm so glad you're having showers---promise of a drink for the crops.

Have a wonderful afternoon with Your Girl!! We have ours til Friday night---wouldn't it be lovely to live close and let them get to know each other?

justjoycee said...

Lovely post!!!!

Stacey said...

How I long to see that! We've broken records now for days over 100. It's burning up here. We have had clouds and rumbling for several afternoons in a row but now rain. Saying prayers and doing rain dances. :)