My Favorite Things – After the Rain

After two days of grey over Manhattan, the sun broke through the clouds today.   And I headed across the park to the Conservatory Gardens with my camera.

The crab apples were glistening…

Photo of crab apples dripping with rain drops, taken by Joana Miranda

And leaves the size of platters offered up silvery liquid drops.

Photo of large green leaves "decorated" with silver rain drops, taken by Joana Miranda

Nearby, a butterfly drank in the nectar…

Photo of Monarch butterfly on purple flower, taken by Joana Miranda

While Narcissus, the bird, enjoyed his reflection in a nearby puddle…

Photo of red bird sitting in a puddle, taken by Joana Miranda

Before deciding to splash around a little!

Photo of bird taking a bath in a puddle, taken by Joana Miranda

Seed pods were encrusted with translucent beads…

Photo of milk weed adorned with droplets of water, taken by Joana Miranda

And just opening blossoms looked like they were blowing bubbles.

Photo of orange and green flowers dripping with rain drops, taken by Joana Miranda

I saw a plant that looked like a crystal chandelier…

Photo of lacey seed pod after the rain, taken by Joana Miranda

A weeping violet…

Photo of violet with water drops, taken by Joana Miranda

And a dewy rose.

Photo of full blown pink rose after the rain, taken by Joana Miranda

Water clung to impossible places…

Photo of needley plant adorned with water droplets after the rain, taken by Joana Miranda

And the world looked fresh and pure.

Photo of purple and orange daisies after the rain, taken by Joana Miranda

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4 responses to “My Favorite Things – After the Rain

  1. ma

    Oh my word, such a glorious combination of colors and shapes and dewdrops. And the butterfly, posing for you! Wow, so incredibly beautiful!

    • Thanks, Ma!

      I really did luck out with the rain drops and the sun. Everything in the conservatory garden looked like it was encrusted with diamonds!

      Love you, J

  2. Excellent pix, esp. the cardinal!

    • Thanks, Helen! I wasn’t sure if it was a cardinal…sort of thought it was, but he looked a little bigger (and more disheveled) than what I’m used to seeing from cardinals. Maybe he was a Borgia cardinal? 😉

      Ciao – Joana

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