Monday, June 13, 2011

Blossoms and Rain

It's worth soaking one's new sneakers in the wet grass to get shots of these flowers after a storm, and with a brand new lens no less.  And then there are the groundhogs, wild turkeys, redwing blackbirds, American bluebirds, goldfinches, swallows, chipmunks, squirrels, frogs, and various other beasties to meet.  

All this after a beautiful weekend of friends and family.  Life is good.  Yes, indeed.  

This last shot is of just one of the many, many peony beds I've been promising.  I'll share them this week!  A few plants are already blooming, and the rest are coming soon.  What a show, and what a tease I am.  

I hope you all had a beautiful weekend.  I have been completely swamped with writing work, but I am making my way slowly around the blog world once more and am looking forward to seeing you soon.

In the meantime, if you are craving a writing exercise or two, fly on over to my writing blog, The Magpie's Pen, where I offer an exercise every Friday.  

Wishing you a week of curiosity and adventure . . .


  1. Hello Gigi
    thanks for sharing those beautiful photos. have just started following your blog (from the other side of the world).
    best wishes to you

  2. Wonderful after-the-rain moments, Gigi... It's been much the same here, it rained during the weekend, but today the blue skies have returned and the earth renewed...I just love the month of June for all her variety! Glad you're creative work is bubbling along nicely... Do make time for the magic in between it all. ;o) Happy Week, my friend ((HUGS))

  3. A new lens! Always a wonderful treat. Definitely worth celebrating with a walk about capturing your beautiful flowers. In addition to missing lilacs, I don't think I have seen peonies like I did when we lived up North!

  4. Hey Gigi, I love that you are a tease! Thank you so much for the gorgeous images, much appreciated.
    Have a wonderful week.

  5. I love the way nature becomes more lush, more vibrant after the rain.
    You have so beautifully captured that lushness here with these breathtaking shots! (though wild turkeys scare me a bit!)

    Peonies will take their time and then wow, this will be a show!

  6. Thanks for bringing me along on that walk. I needed it!

  7. Lovely rain drenched photos Gigi! Love the new lens...Is it a 50mm?

    The peony's are so late this year...all the better to savor them:)

  8. I loved the pictures, but I came here for some big, fat peonies. Now when am I gonna get 'em?

  9. Thanks for the lovely comments, friends!

    Yes, Oliag, it's a 50 mm.

    And Bossy Betty, I'll post them just as soon as they're open, I promise! :D


  10. There is something so beautiful in rain drops on flowers. I am especially loving that peony, the 4th one down from the top. You are tempting me to get my macro lens out and go play in the rain.

  11. I am so excited to hear that you are swamped with writing work. I am thrilled to hear that your passion is keeping you busy. YAY!!

  12. What a breath of fresh air for me to look at these beautiful flowers. I think 'beautiful' may be an overused word but it fits here! The iris are heaven for me, I have loved them since I saw them growing wild around Monet's house, up lane ways and by the roadside, just casually being inspirational.

    Have a lovely day Gigi,

  13. Dearest Gigi,

    Lovely photos with your new lens! That creates a joy, even with soaked sneakers!

    Great to read you had a lovely weekend.

    Lots of love,


  14. Loving your beautiful photos!! xxoo :)

  15. Gigi these are beautiful! I love peonies so much!!!
    and YOU too!

  16. man oh man, you are rocking that camera, girl!!!
    simply and exquisitely gorgeous ...
    i wish i were a bloom so
    you could make me
    look so beautiful ...
    : )


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