Saturday, September 8, 2012

Lavender Rain

We wished for rain all summer and now we're finally getting it.  Gosh, are we ever getting it, even in lavender!
Not really, but wouldn't it be fun to have pastel raindrops!  #2 daughter has been taking a course with the latest PhotoShop and created a special lavender rain for me to post.
Lavender streptocarpus saxorum, received in a hanging basket as a gift in spring looks pretty with raindrops on the petals.
The plant hangs at our back door facing north and I'll overwinter it inside as a houseplant.  It has flowered nonstop since April.
I'm linking with Mosaic Monday and Macro Monday.

40 comments:

  1. I out to look into a plant like that, it would be wonderful to have something so pretty to hang outside and then overwinter it indoors.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a beautiful picture! You really got a great shot.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ohhh...lavender raindrops are so pretty. What a beautiful hanging plant. I'm not at all familiar with it. It's really lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Isn't she clever, with the lavender raindrops! Just goes to show you can't believe everything you see! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love photos after the rain. Your lavender rain is wonderful and makes rain that more interesting. We certainly have had our share of rain this week. Our grass is finally green again.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love those lavender raindrops. Perfect for the lavender lover YOU! Fun and beautiful post.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Nice job in the photo shop! It looks like the drops off the beautifully colored plant. You will enjoy that indoors this summer!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your streptocarpus is beautiful, Judith. I enjoyed seeing the lavender rain too!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Judith, I like the lavender rain. It has been wonderful, the garden is happy. Take care, Jen.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh that's so neat. Lavender rain - only you would think of that, Mrs. Judith of Lavender Cottage!

    We had 2 days of torrential rain too and it has brought the most delilghtful cool weather, finally finally we can open the windows.

    I am up early enough today to be able to watch the sun come up and am quite excited about the prospect.

    Have a wonderful Sunday.

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a beautiful edit of the drops!
    I think it would be lovely to have colored raindrops.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow! How did you do that? You know I'm going to want to have lavender raindrops now! Big hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Gorgeous rain-splashed shots. Loved the Streptocarpus.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Judith,

    I LOVE your hanging plant! Those little purple flowers are just charming. How nice to have something that blooms continuously for so long. :)

    Visiting from Mosaic Monday -- have a wonderful week.

    Denise

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh How I love that lavender rain! Wouldn't that be so fun if it did rain in color? Maybe, just for a day.
    Hugs,
    Jann

    ReplyDelete
  16. These are beautiful. I love the Lavender raindrops. I wish they would fall in my backyard.

    Mollyxxx

    ReplyDelete
  17. Very pretty basket and flowers. I love the purple raindrops. I know a lot of people have been waiting for rain, glad you are having some. Lovely photos.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Judith!
    I love the lavender rain drops. We have been having too much here. Your hanging basket is so pretty.
    ~Clara

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful flowering plant. The lavender raindrops are lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Judith, Thanks for visiting my blog last Friday and for leaving a comment. I read your post about the Painted Ladies Victorian cottages at Niagara-on-the-Lake. I spent time yesterday re-reading your blog posts thru April 16th. So many lovely posts! The edible roses from chocolate clay looked like real roses! And I loved your posts and photos about your cupcake and cookie decorating classes - particularly the ones with fondant. I'm thinking of signing up for a class. Betty Singer's "Time for Tea" angel is adorable. I tried to see if I could find one on-line for purchase but no luck! I'll keep trying, as I collect tea-themed angels. I loved your July 16th post about the Blue Willow Tea Shop. The blue transferware is beautiful! And your July 9th post where you linked to Sandi's Anne of Green Gables Tea Party held special significance since I'll be hosting an Anne of Green Gables tea party for my daughter this coming Saturday,Sept. 15th. Regarding your scone question - my favorite recipe uses both shortening and butter - shortening for flakiness and butter for flavor. Sorry to be so chatty but I wanted to comment on so many of your posts. You have a lovely blog! Fondly, Phyllis

    ReplyDelete
  21. In Germany, we wished for sun because we had so much rain. At least the flowers will be happy now - and you shot great raindrop photos!

    ReplyDelete
  22. As we have so often rain here in Belgium it would be nice if it would change color from time to time. Lavender raindrops, how romantic !

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love those raindrops - those leaves in particular seem to attract really large water drops on them don't they - really stunning photos.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Lavender raindrops would be so pretty. What lovely photos. We had our first rain, during the night, after 7 weeks without. So refreshing.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Beautiful! I love those pastel purple raindrops. I am so glad you are finally getting some rain.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Gosh, those lavender rain drops are so pretty. It would be amazing if they fell from the sky that color!

    ReplyDelete
  27. lavender rain! they look like jewels! We have had a dry winter and would welcome some rain!
    Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Dearest Judith ... it would be wonderful to have lavender rain drops!! Great photos and yes, the rain has been a welcome reprieve from the extreme heat. xo C.

    ReplyDelete
  29. When I was young and it would rain, I would declare "rain, rain go away, come again another day." Now that I am older and understand, it is so life giving and your rain mosaics are wonderful~

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi there! You have a very delightful blog and I'm so thankful I came across it. I see you're from Ontario...my dad is Canadian and I lived in Southampton, ONT for a while before we moved back to USA. I love it there and miss it terribly. Anyway, I was excited to see you were Canadian :)
    I decided to follow your charming blog and I look forward to your future posts.

    Blessings to you,
    Stephanie

    ReplyDelete
  31. Your plant looks so beautiful and healthy for late summer. Great photos!

    ReplyDelete
  32. What beautiful lavender raindrops!So lovely!! In my country,the weather is still hot. We had much rain this summer, which caused some serious landslides in northern part of Nara.

    Judith,Your new header is sooo lovely!!

    I am going come back blogging next New Year.
    Have a good day.

    Tomoko

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to leave a comment.
If you have a 'no reply' status on your blog I hope you'll consider changing this to enable others to email a question or continue a conversation from the comments.
Judith

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...