Tuesday morning raindrops…

Raindrops on leaves – most magical green – saturated colors that excite.

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Crepe myrtle leaves dripping with rain.

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Flowering dogwood with bursts of green and red.

A rather rare occurrence here in Northeast Florida in early June – a long steady rain. After an extremely dry late winter and spring, rain has returned in a big way. Afternoon thunderstorms fill once dry ponds and bogs and gardens brim with life and color.

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Bald cypress branches hang low with wetness – maidenhair ferns pop with color and a chubby garden bird delights.

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Even the old boy himself can tolerate the rain…

…for a little bit at least.

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Pirate “enjoying” the rain. ^.^

And a blast of the most unnatural pink you’ll ever see!

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My daughter calls it “Barbie Pink”.

Thanks for visiting our garden on this rainy day!

Camera: Samsung Galaxy S4

Chris

 

forgotton hammer

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Forgotten tool from an abandoned project – as seen through a window that I had installed a long time ago on tile carefully set by me. This was once our house – it was completely reconstructed over the 8 years we lived there. Then sold. Subsequent owners and renters left the house in ruins. A visit back saw the house gutted and lost.

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Brass numbers hang neglected – a haven for spiders. I shaped that cedar plaque and affixed those numbers.

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A sad sight for us. It was once nearly perfect. Time takes its toll.

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Our garden shed was once bright and filled with plants and potting supplies. The grass was perfect and lovely boardwalks connected the shed to the main deck and garage. Weeds and wasps now.

But a new owner took on the challenge – just as we did in 1981. We thought it was nothing more than a tear down – but it’s new life for 818. Joy to see!

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Thanks for your visit…

Chris