It's been raining cats and dogs here, and I blame myself for this. You see, the past few years we have been so dry each summer, so I really worked hard this spring to try and visualize a wet summer, one that didn't require us watering everything in 100+ degree heat.
Yup, I'm that powerful people, I wished for it to rain, and now it won't stop! It's ok though, so long as my roses don't rot and my tomatoes still ripen, I'm ok knowing my powers are being used for good and not evil. ;-)
Besides, a little drop of rain never hurt anyone...well except that girl from Les Mis, but other than that it's all good. And I have to say that rain droplets and plants are a match made in heaven from a photography standpoint.
These shots were actually taken about a week or more ago, and I love how each droplet delicately covers the feathery stalks of the plant. Like tiny jewels reflecting the light, they shimmer and shine.
In other news, I was bitten by something unknown over the weekend and was laid up in bed with pain shooting through my foot and up my leg. It has subsided, but I can tell you that it wasn't fun...not even a little. I still have no clue what it was, and I had no swelling or even redness, just a tiny stinger looking thing, that I was able to get out by soaking my foot in warm water. But for a long time afterwards the pain was pretty intense.
As I was walking to our bathroom to soak my foot I noticed that Quinn was also limping, and wouldn't bear weight on his front left paw. It was my left foot that was hurt too, so I don't know what we each stepped on or what bit us, or even if Quinn was being ever faithful and limping as a sign of solidarity, but we are both back and mobile once again.
And before I leave you this evening, I want to say that my heart breaks for the young firefighters we lost in Arizona today. As the mother of a volunteer firefighter, I can tell you that I worry each time I know my son is going to help save those in need. As the saying goes, firefighters run into a situation, when others are running out. May their families find strength and peace during this devastating time.