Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Weekend rains

Spring has been very, very dry. The heavy clay soil of Worcestershire formed tiny crumbs, almost sand-like in appearance in places whilst parts of the garden borders separated into deep fissures and cracks. The leaves of soft stemmed plants have been softly flopping in the middle of the day.

The weekend brought showers followed by steady rainfall and for the first time in my life I felt an inner joy as the rain washed over everything. It was a deep primitive feeling that swelled up from within – as sort of relief as the ground quenched its thirst. Never have I known such a dry Springtime!

I noticed a spider sheltering under a rose umbrella …

Red rose umbrella shelters a spider from the rain

Red, red rose in the rain

Red rose and the spider umbrella

1 comment:

Ann said...

The spider could not have chosen a more beautiful umbrella.