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words, marvelous words, and rain too

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ~Aristotle

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ~Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

{bee on rhododendron, above}

{busy bee blurred in background, above}

April Rain Song

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.

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Candace - May 31, 2013 - 9:38 pm

They’re gorgeous, they look like they should be in a magazine promoting nature. I love the first one with the postcard texture. I hope you received my postcard, I sent a couple others at the same time and I know they received them but they were in the US.

Michele at Sweet Leaf - June 1, 2013 - 4:31 am

Beautiful garden pics, Diane. I love the quotes you added. And that Unwanted book looks really good, too. Thanks for the recommendation.

Gabriele - June 1, 2013 - 7:06 am

My garden is wildly green and damp. I can watch it grow. If the sun would come out i’m afraid there would be a riot out there. Your pictures show the whole beautiful story of my garden, too.

Sherry at Still and All - June 1, 2013 - 3:02 pm

It’s raining heavily as I read your wonderful blog and I’m happy for my garden. We’re so very far behind you it’s not funny! I adore the rich colours and beautiful shapes of your flowers and I hope to see some of mine at some point this summer! There is not much to photograph these days of that nature…Your blog is a sight for sore eyes, Diane!

Susan - June 3, 2013 - 8:29 am

I’ve been complaining about the rain this week. Thanks for getting my perspective back on track with the Langston Hughes poem. It looks like I may have a garden by August, until then my garden is growing in my dreams.

lisa - June 3, 2013 - 10:52 am

What a beautiful post and images, Diane.
Truly the magic of spring.

Susan - June 10, 2013 - 5:46 pm

What a coincidence Diane, I just posted some rain pics and the exact same poem today! Great minds think alike. :). These images are exquisite! Nice that we won’t have to water the gardens for a bit!