A Good Home

In A Dark Garden

Cynthia Reyes

Have you ever walked in an early-morning garden after the rain?  

It’s dark, fresh, cool. And quiet. Even the birds are still taking cover.

Blog Photo - Rainy Peonies

Blog Photo - Rainy Day Lily leaves

Everything’s drenched.

Blog Photo - Rainy Rhodo Bloom

You squint at something pink  in the darkness….

Blog Photo - Rainy Columbines in dark

… ah, columbines. And you think how wise this first clematis bloom is, so nicely sheltered against a wall.

Blog Photo - Rainy but sheltered clematis

You’re lost in admiring this flowering shrub.

Blog Photo - Rainy Garden with Flowering shrubs

Its branches are so rain-heavy, they’re almost touching the ground.

Blog Photo - Rainy Branches over Hosta

You’re wearing sensible shoes, so your feet don’t get wet. But next thing you know, you brush against a wet branch.

Blog Photo - Rainy Burning Bush Leaf

And another.

Blog Photo - Rainy Pine needles

Turning away, you almost collide with a horse.

Blog Photo - Rainy Horse Weathervane

Your hair, face, nose and shirt get wet.

But the air is cool on your skin. Fresh and earthy to the breath.

Blog Photo - Rainy Yellow hosta

And one intrepid bird starts to sing.

Blog Photo - Rainy birdbath

You softly walk around in the dark garden, thankful to be alive.

To hear, see, feel,  smell, almost touch

View original post 37 more words

19 thoughts on “In A Dark Garden”

  1. It’s always fun to explore a garden after rain or in soft light, when the conditions seem to open minds and hearts to the subtle and magical.
    Thanks for the early morning stroll. 🙂

  2. It’s difficult to imagine you failing photography. You must have known Hamlin was coming… A magical place and time.. Sending you love, Cynthia.

    1. These point-and shoot-cameras were made for people like me, Aggie. Especially since much of what I do is a one-handed photography, some come out looking awful.
      Thank goodness for my Good Man.

      1. Photography seems like one of those things that I would get into, all that theory of f-stops and other settings, but, like you, it never captured my interest. Agreed: point and shoot is queen!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s