Monday, May 16, 2016

On A Rainy Day

"Rainy days and Mondays always get me down."
I think of those words when it rains on a Monday. I don't know why, because Monday's are my day of rest and recuperation from the previous week and rainy days don't get me down. But, none the less, I sang those words this rainy Monday morning. In case, you've never heard them and many of probably have not, the song was sung by The Carpenters in 1971. Back in those days, the year before I got married, the Carpenters were among my favorite singing groups. Just so you know, Jerry didn't like them at all. He was more into Creedence Clearwater Revival! This really dates us, doesn't it? Anyway, back to this rainy Monday.

It made me smile to wake up and see the rain this morning. I had no plans, this being a resting day, so I wasn't disappointed by the rain. In fact, days where it's misty rain usually lead me outside with my little camera which can be tucked under my shirt to keep it dry. I don't use an umbrella, I just let the light rain fall on my head. If you've never tried that, it's rather soothing and enjoyable. One thing that intrigues me is how the water brings out the beautiful colors in everything. The browns are browner and the greens are greener.

I love water droplets, so my eyes search for them on leaves

or hanging precariously off leaves

The droplets on this lichen reminded me of syrup on a golden pancake.

In my walk in the rain I also spotted other wonders of nature;
new growth on the blackberry bushes and

the unique centers of the torenia flowers. I think the center looks like an engagement ring just ready to be given to someone's true love. Maybe the rain not only brings me joy, but makes me romantic.

It doesn't take much to make me happy.
A rainy day and nature will do it every time!

I hope whether you had rain or not,
that you enjoyed this lovely Monday!


  1. These are terrific! And you're right, rainy days - and cloudy days as well - can help saturate colors. The Carpenters were favorites of both my husband and me and we have several of their CD's. Such a tragedy about Karen Carpenter and that velvety, rich voice.

  2. You didn't even need your crystal (glass ball) to catch the reflection. I love all of your pictures but the red leaf with the drop is my favorite.

  3. Lovely rain drop captures. We have had too much rain lately, I have to learn to appreciate the rain drops more I guess.

  4. Wow, Cathy, talk about making sunshine out of rain! What great photos - I especially like the drips and the drops. Love all the textures in your photos, too.

  5. I love your happiness at Rainy Day Monday! Beautiful captures that have been enhanced by the raindrops! Rainy days don't get me down either - and I loved The Carpenters' songs too!

  6. Just looking at these makes me feel refreshed. I love the morning dew and raindrops on plants. It's like nature's promise that everything is new and clean again.

  7. You had fun as seen here. I love the rain as we don't get it that often. Now mind you I couldn't take a lot of it but when it comes I am right there with you searching for those drops. They are wonderful and such fun play outside. Have a beautiful week dear Cathy.

  8. oooh these are amazing, making the best of a rainy day!!! it doesn't take much to make me happy either, i am very happy to be here today!!!

  9. I think I have enjoyed your rainy day as much as you did, Cathy. You always find such interesting things in the great outdoors. An engagement ring, pancakes with syrup (now I'm hungry) - and a raindrop on a leaf that looks like one of your crystal ball photos! Such fun!

  10. Such gorgeous captures of the water droplets on the flowers. Beautiful

  11. Such a beautiful post. - I love both the Carpenters & CCR (yes it dates me but I don't care).
    Lovely shots of the flowers and the raindrops. Especially loved the one that does look like an engagement ring. I'm a romantic at heart myself.

  12. gorgeous...after the rain!! we are getting rain today!!!!


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