Thursday, 7 August 2008

Thunder storms and sunny days.....

We had terrific storms during the night........for two hours they raged above the house...........some of the thunder claps were so loud I thought the house would split in half....but I expect this old house has seen far worse..........I awoke to sunshine and a lovely warm day......
the rain clung to the plants, beautiful droplets......
they always remind me of teardrops.......

A tiny spiders web was decorated with a few diamonds...........I think the spider will need to repair his web.......


A hoverfly sits and thinks of the day ahead.......
a butterfly joins in.......decisions, decisions.......



Bees are working already.....
and seem to be enjoying the fact that it is warm
And that there are plenty of flowers to choose from.......
And a fairy danced and danced.......just happy to be free......
And this little chap did what little boys do best.......rolled around the lawn and got messy!!!!
Happy days........













26 comments:

ladyluz said...

Just exquisite, Cheryl...all of it. Thankyou.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage said...

What a wonderful and enchanting post! It reads like a beautiful storybook. Thank you for the smile you've put on my face today.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Cheryl said...

Thank you ladyluz......

Cheryl said...

I am so glad you enjoyed it Cindy.....

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Tears of sadness mingled with tears of joy bring children's laughter to your gardens. I too still twirl...just slower.
Thank you for sharing your joy.
Your photos are lovely.
Sherry

Mary said...

Cheryl,

This is an awesome post. I enjoyed all of the flowers and insects. Raindrops on spider webs make a beautiful photo.

The fairy dancing is exquisite and the little boy getting messy is delightful.

Thank you for visiting my Writing Nook. I hope you will stop by again soon.

Blessings,
Mary

Rose said...

Cindy's comment is so true--this does read like a storybook. And there's a happy ending with the prince and princess at the end:)
Your photos are remarkable, Cheryl. I love the effect of the raindrops on the flowers and spiderwebs. I don't like storms, but the rain makes everything seem fresh and clean afterwards.

Laurie Fischer said...

Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Hi Sherry......the children bring much joy......I still twirl with poppi sometimes but must admit to getting very giddy.....

Cheryl said...

Thank you Mary for your lovely comments,,,,,

Cheryl said...

Thank you Rose......the storm was actually amazing, we havn't had one like this for a long time...
I wish I could have taken some photos.....

beckie said...

Cheryl, I have to agree with all-your photos are wonderful as is the narrative. Glad you didn't have any damage from the storm. Aren't the fierce storms awe inspiring? Your grand children know how to celebrate a warm fresh day don't they! Have a great weekend.

Libbys Blog said...

That thunderstorm missed us totally! Just a little bit of rain last night!

Laubaine said...

very nices pictures

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie.....I must say this storm held me in its grip...I couldn't sleep for the flashing and banging....it was amazing....
Have a lovely weekend and please stop and smell the flowers..

Tricia said...

I love the water droplets on the plants Cheryl - lovely pics as usual. I enjoyed your "garden" story - very restful.

Meems said...

Cheryl,
Your little fairy knows how to make the most of that lush green expanse of lawn... she is beautiful. Loved the raindrops... especially on the spider web. We have daily thunderstorms here that move across from the gulf waters... we never know how severe they might be.

Have a great weekend.
Meems@Hoe&Shovel

Cheryl said...

Hi Meems.....I love to hear about the weather worldwide....blogging has opened up a new world.....

Cheryl said...

Tks Tricia have a good weekend.....

Dawny P said...

Oh just look at those two little treasures in all their bare-footed glory!!! How lovely!!! The second and third photos are just so dramatic and beautiful that they almost take your breath. Cheryl you have a natural gift for capturing these special things and I think you are very special. Much love to you and yours and have a great weekend xxxx

Cheryl said...

Thanks Dawny....how kind you are....the children make the garden come to life even more....I just love watching them play....

Naturegirl said...

Cheryl we are getting those loud thunder storms here today!!
Your photos are simply gorgeous and that little blonde fairy princess well she's the sweetest dancing around the garden in her bare feet! Oh and look there's a fair prince too! :)NG

rusty in miami said...

Yours pictures are always superb; I don’t know how you do it. I specially like the purple one with the bee in side.

Cheryl said...

Hi Naturegirl......they are both the best thing in my garden....

Hi Rusty...thank you for your lovely comments....

Wendy said...

Loved your fairy and little boy best of all!

Tilly said...

Such fabulous photographs! My Nipper loves a good roll around the garden - that really made me smile.