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Beauty Blooms On A Rainy Day

When we woke up on the morning of our photo tour I was a bit disappointed that it was overcast and at times raining.  I'm happy to say I am not one to let the weather really get me down though.  So off we went with zip lock bags for our camera's and raincoats.  The hotel offered us an umbrella because of course we had left ours home...but like everything else in life, if your willing to adapt, you will find out that sometimes a not so good start turns into a wonderful adventure...and so it was for us this morning...would we not have spent so much time in the Gardens, we would not have seen so many beautiful flowers and for sure we would not have practiced photographing raindrops. What we would have done was hurry on to the major events.  So in the end the rain was a gift and later the  sun came out but before that happened we spent some time with Shakespeare and his flowers, and it was all so wonderful.

This is one of the many roads that wind around the gardens.  I loved the fence and as we walked by, a peek of light came through..but it didn't last...also this fence, was lined with roses.

Such a delicate beauty...just full of little raindrops..

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, these are a few of my favorite things...


From a distance, there is harmony
And it echoes through the land
It's the voice of hope, it's the voice of peace
It's the voice of every man

See the beauty within yourself..dont' let anyone rain on your parade.


Without even being in bloom, I fell in love with the delicateness of this flower...soft and lovely and so very Victorian..

Don't fence me in...

Moving out of the garden into the sunshine. The trees gathered me in.  So much goodness in nature thoughout the park, it was like being lost in Pooh's world...

The end of a most beautiful it started out with the rain and ended up with the sun shinning and wonderful blooming, raindrops on roses and giant trees...Nature.  Never let the weather determine your day.  You decide and from where I stand or walk..a bit of rain makes the world lush and very can't stand in the forest waiting for the sun to come to you, you just have to get out there and find it for yourself...Central Park is beautiful in any kind of weather...I would love to go in the winter...


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Reader Comments (10)

Well you certainly didn't let it rain on your parade, my friend! These images are all gorgeous and what lovely rainy day mood in each one. I love all the tiny details you captured in this beautiful garden. The weather was a gift indeed and your story here ended happily as the sun came out!

July 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Thank you Susan for your sweet words...I think those of us who love what we do can never let anything get in our way..least of all the weather. The Garden was fun as was some street photography but that's for another day...Honestly a few days away can go on and on...enjoy your day.

July 30, 2015 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

You're so right that Cental Park is beautiful in any kind of weather. You made the most of the rain and captured some astounding beauty. Theraindrops on the roses and irises are exquisite. We didn't spend any time in the gardens so will have to next time! As you know I just love Bethesda Terrace. The trees around there are like no where else. They can envelope and calm even the most hyper person. I'm so happy that you are doing multiple posts of your New York trips so I can get a really good taste of what you saw and felt. Just wonderful.

July 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

Thanks Sherry for your visit.. so much to see. Central Park is a vacation destination. I also loved Bethesda Terrace but where we got more time in the gardens, we got less time there. So next time..and the zoo. We never made it to the zoo.. I do love the flowers with all the raindrops...a different pov..
Enjoy your day...Oh I think two more posts but moving out of the park...for now.

July 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.

I think I want to put up a tent on that path and just live there for a while, gorgeous light.

July 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Hurst

Thank you would be so fun to stay inside the park...but not so safe. LOL loved it there and will go again and again.
Enjoy your weekend.

July 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.

Such a beautiful park, Cheryl! Just thinking about the size of it is overwhelming. Your pictures are truly amazing, and capture a feeling within the park that draws me into it right through the screen. The path is real, yet like a fantasy. I really love the terrace images in b/w and color, looking so quiet and peaceful. Such a wonderful place to photograph, but also to enjoy the beauty created here. I'm enjoying the slow lingering journey as you share a little at a time.

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Your pictures support my belief that the best views are found on foot and are often simply a matter of perspective. The perspective that a rainy day can still be a beautiful day, the perspective that a rustic fence lined with roses is one of the best kinds of beauty, the perspective that there is always something new to discover, the perspective that life is what we make of it . . . it is your view that makes your photographs tell your story . . . one that is so sincere and inviting. Every picture takes me on this walk with you, leading me along the way, from rain to sunshine. I wouldn't want to miss a minute of this journey!

July 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Dear Beverly..thank you for taking a walk in the park with is large but it is laid out so well that the size isn't daunting. To see it all though, would take several days. Good, we need to go again. Like anything in nature/ can go again and again and it is always different...I value your comments and just love your visits...

July 31, 2015 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

Oh Donna...your writing is so beautiful and honest and revealing. You write like you speak, from the heart. When you visit I feel like I should grab a cup of tea and sit and rest with you for a minute. Your right, on foot is better and perspective is the is what makes each of us unique in whatever we choose to do. I love taking you on my journey's as much as I love joining you on's to great story telling through photo's and writing...xo

July 31, 2015 | Registered CommenterCheryl Crotty

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