Listen to the Falling Rain

Years ago José Feliciano sang about the rain….

Listen to the falling rain,
Listen to it fall,
And with every drop of rain,
I can hear you call,
Call my name right out loud,
I can here above the clouds
And I’m here among the puddles,
You and I together huddle.

Listen to the falling rain,
Listen to it fall.

I was reminded of this song last night. That was a beautiful sound and I hope the rain has helped with the British Columbia fires that are raging here this summer.

This morning, seeing the ornamental grass lying flat on the ground, droplets on leaves and stems, I just had to get out there and take photos.  Excuse that I haven’t mastered this camera…but I hope I captured some of the wet garden beauty for you.

Lady’s Mantle is one of the first plants I think of when raindrops fall….

A seedpod from a Pasqueflower collects the rain.

The seed pods of Blue Poppies look wonderful in the rain as well!

The ornamental grasses are mostly bent low….

Yarrow has flopped about.

Veronicastrum is bending over as well.

Some clematis hold up better than others in this weather. This is Twinkle, and her light blue bells have survived quite well.

This is Jan Fopma, wet and glistening.

Here you see palest of pink Kaiu.

No name for this gem!Clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans looks a bit floppy, but still her color contrasts nicely with the Kousa Dogwood at this time of year.

These are Thalictrum blooms which were staked. The flowers collect drops even so.

The grasses near this Anemonopsis macrophylla collect droplets and make a magical look.

These Hellebores become very glossy in the rain and look lovely resting on the grasses below them.Hostas stand out in the rain. Some even collect water in their leaves like goblets.
This is Halcyon.

This is Krossa Regal

Other large leaves sparkle in the rain. Here you see Cercis Forest Pansy and a Witch Hazel on the right.


It was time to head to the market where we feared no one would appear. We were wrong. They had plenty of fun things to sell from under their small tents: jams, lettuce, crafts, baby clothes, home made chocolates and soaps, and more. There is always live music to keep things cheery.

We bought cinnamon rolls for our breakfast and a fresh loaf of rosemary/cheddar bread from our daughter’s booth. We also bought sushi for our lunch. 🙂




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