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Rain in the Garden

January 6th, 2009

I always love to walk around the garden after a rain shower. Everything looks greener and brighter. On July 9, 2008 I snapped a bunch of photos of various leaves & flowers after the rain so I could enjoy them in the winter. Soon enough spring showers will be here again and this is what the gardens at Chiot’s Run will look like again.

Hosta Leaf

Balloon Flower

Red Maple Leaf

Day Lilly

Rain on Stem

Double Hollyhock

Easter Lilly

Petunia Leaf

What’s your favorite time to take a stroll around the garden?

4 Comments to “Rain in the Garden”
  1. Frugal Trenches on January 6, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    These photos brought tears to my eyes – simply beautiful. My favourite time is dusk.

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  2. Joe on January 7, 2009 at 1:06 am

    What beautiful photos! It was a great idea to take those photos and look at them now…good cure for the winter blues. I only hope that we get rain here soon, as there is none in sight and our winters turn to hot summers very quickly.

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  3. Jody on April 7, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Beautiful! great photos! Stumbled upon your blog while looking up plant information. As a fellow gardener and new photography enthusiast, I would like to know what kind of camera and lens you are using for your macro shots of flowers! I have a canon eos xs (i just got it). Curious for some guidance! I too would like to document my many flowers and their progress…

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    • Susy on April 7, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks Jody. Actually for these shots I used my Sony Cybershot point and shoot camera that I got a couple years ago. We did a job for some photographers and traded for a new to us Cannon and lens, here it is: /2008/12/31/trading-up/

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