Thunderstorms and Beautifully Saturated Spring Color…

May 5th, 2010 § 6 comments

Wind-Driven Rain at Forest’s Edge…

Spring thunderstorms kick up suddenly in New England. One minute the air is still and the birds are singing, and the next -WHAM- a bolt from the blue! Such was the case yesterday afternoon when I went to work in my garden. The passing storm was spectacularly violent and brief; passing through within minutes, but knocking out electricity for hours. Fortunately, my camera and laptop batteries were charged up and ready to capture some of the intense, water-saturated colors and sparkling, jewel-like effects of the wind-driven rain…

Moody Terrace Beneath the Mountain Silverbell, (Halesia)…

Watching the Coming Storm through the Studio Window…

Rain-Battered Glass Creates and Impressionistic, ‘Painted’ Landscape…

Sparkling Halesia tetraptera – our native, Carolina silverbell…

Raindrop Bejeweled Lady’s Mantle Catches First Light After the Storm…

Droplets Ripple the Water Bowl in the Secret Garden as the Sun Emerges…

Trout Lily, Lenten Rose and Daffodils: A Subtle Spring Medley in the Secret Garden, Enjoyed Between Raindrops…

A Puddle of Blue Muscari Pools at the Base of the Secret Garden Steps…

Daphne ‘Carol Mackie’, Delightfully Fragrant in the Humid Air…

Heuchera ‘Stormy Seas’ …

The Secret Garden Refreshed…

A Colorful Carpet of Chartreuse Euphorbia Lines the Secret Garden Path…

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§ 6 Responses to Thunderstorms and Beautifully Saturated Spring Color…"

  • Lynda S says:

    Your secret garden is lovely. I especially like the stone steps. Did you find the stones on your property or have to buy them? ~ Lynda

  • Michaela says:

    Hi Lynda, Thank you so much. The Secret Garden steps, (muscari and daphne planted on either side), were created by artist Dan Snow from stone found here on my property. All of the stone in my garden, (with the exception of the slabs on the terraces and around the fire sculpture), came from old, fallen walls here on the site. Vermont’s finest crop – field stone! xo Michaela

  • Laurrie says:

    You’ve captured the essence of a rain storm! The water, drops, spray and mist paint such a strange and lovely scene. And every bloom and leaf looks so refreshed afterwards.

  • Michaela says:

    Hi Laurrie. Thank you so much :) I love spring and summer rain. Yes, the garden always looks so lovely and everything smells delicious -my skin and hair feel good too- after a rain.
    Thanks for your kind words, and as always, for stopping by and commenting.
    xo Michaela

  • What a wonderful site this is! Why have I not come across it before.Michael you have really captured the rain, actually you are up on everything. :)
    What part of the country are those pictures taken?
    Sylvia

  • Michaela says:

    Hi Sylvia, Thank you for stopping by and for commenting. I took the photographs in my garden, here in southern Vermont.
    Best wishes, Michaela

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