My Alpine Home

Monday, May 11, 2015

Left Out in the Rain. . .

There were a couple of days last week that it rained most of the day.
After I grabbed my camera and headed out to take some photos I realized that,
some things are meant to be left out in the rain!


(large metal pot)

 
 
 
 

 
Have you ever noticed how pretty everything is after a lovely rain?
 
 

Everything that I had just planted was loving it!
 
It rained so hard that we grew mushrooms.  : )
 
 
Do you remember that song about leaving the cake out in the rain?
 
MacArthur Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again
Oh no, oh no, no, no, oh no
 
I never understood why anyone would leave a cake out in the rain.  For Pete's sake!  lol!
 
But as you can see, there are some things that are just meant to be left out in the rain.
 
 



 
 


I myself even enjoy being out in the rain now and then.  And we all know how kids love to splash in puddles!

How about you, do you like being left out in the rain?

hugs,
Jann

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32 comments:

Kim said...

Jann, your garden is filled with so many really interesting treasures, but I must say, wet or dry, that spreader planter is awesome!!

Kim said...

Jann, your garden is filled with so many really interesting treasures, but I must say, wet or dry, that spreader planter is awesome!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
Love everything that you have showcased here especially the sprinkler suspended from the shepherd's hook. How cute!
Hugs,
Deb

Christine Vandormolen said...

oh I do love all your garden junk!!! GORGEOUS!!!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Your flower gardens are beautiful!! I used to love playing in the rain when I was little, but not so much now. We had storms today with tornado watches and I really didn't like being outside then...but I was because I got a flat tire and hubby had to come rescue me.
~Cindy

Linda W. said...

Nice garden! Yeah, I never got that whole "cake out in the rain" business from that song, either. I'm still surprised that song did so well on the pop charts!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is all so lovely and charming...love the watering can hung over the flowers!

Kim said...

There is nothing better than splish sploshing in the puddles. 'Tis so much fun. I love the fragrance in the air after rain. My your garden is filled with lovely colour and whimsical planters, Jann. Love your beautiful Clematis!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Jann, your garden is lovely and I love all your garden art. Looks terrific. thanks so much for sharing it with us.
I also love the rain and we are going to get some on Thursday woo hoo....
Have a great week.
Mary

Gayle said...

So bright and brilliant. I really like the containers your use.
The colors after a rain are a good time to take photos.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Everything is looking fresh in your garden and so pretty. I love being out in the rain. Took our little grand doggy for a walk in the rain today. love it.

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Your garden looks wonderful. I think the flowers did enjoy all the rain. You have decorated so well. Love all the whimsy.

kate steeper said...

Oh dear I'm so old that I remember Donna summer singing this over the cartridge player on the school bus ..

Jody Klein said...

It rained here in Colorado all last week too. But of course my garden doesn't look as good as yours. My is just starting to come up and of course on Mother's Day it snowed. I only have a couple of flowers blooming right now. I love all the colors in your garden and all the interesting items that you have used as pots. Great job!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love all your flowers and the fun garden art that you use. You have some great ideas for re-purposing old things Jann. It's raining here too and we needed it. Everything is greening up fast now. Have a great week! Hugs. Pamela

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
Love all your garden treasures and your unique items for planting. So wonderful to see your beautiful garden coming to life.
Kris

Cynthia said...

Jann your garden is always a favorite of mine. You have whimsy everywhere

Cindy

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

No telling how long it will take to get that song out of my head! We've had so much rain here in Texas, we found a big turtle on our lawn yesterday. We live on a hill and don't know how he got here...must've floated up here.

Rose L said...

I call rain nature's moisturizer. I love how it jewels plants and cleans the air.

Mary Ann Potter said...

I love the fragrance of the rain. And I surely loved your rainy day photos! Blessings.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Oh Jann your blooms are beautiful! From all of our rain everything looks so amazing. Hugs, Jo

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Beautiful "pots" of flowers! Love all your different containers. I love how everything looks so GREEN after the rain. We are just starting to be able to plant outdoors without fear of frost. I wouldn't want to be in South Dakota now!

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

What fabulous gardens you have Jann! Love all your special touches and fun planters. It's all so lovely.

Consider It All Joy said...

You do have some lovely pieces to leave out in the rain, Jann! We don't get much rain here in AZ, but when we do, I sure do love it! Many blessings to you! Cindy

Art and Sand said...

Your garden is spectacular.

We have 70% chance of rain on Thursday so think good thoughts for me and my garden.

Creations By Cindy said...

I love that metal pot! I actually would like your whole garden. We need rain in my neck of the woods.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Suzan Sweatman said...

You have such a gorgeous garden Jann - filled with such whimsical beauty !
All that's blossomed here so far is our huge cheery tree - it's keeping me going ( for now )
xxx

Stephanie said...

My dear Jann, your planters are just too cute and oh so creative!

Thanks for sharing your sweetness with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Jann, you have such a beautiful garden and you so beautifully stage it with such fabulous things. Love the European baby bath...The planters are so very creative!...

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your garden is so pretty. I love all the creative and interesting containers!! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful blooms at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Susan Clayton said...

Everything looks grand. We are having an odd year.So much going on ! I am still having a devil of a time leaving comments and loading pages and the H is pulled in so many directions right now I feel guilty asking him to put on his IT admin hat and fix it! I am visiting though - even if you don't see a lot of comments from me.

Bliss said...

Every container makes a cute planter, and I'm featuring this at the Vintage Inspiration Party this week. Whatever day it is, I'm new - Wednesday maybe? Tuesday night? Whatever, you're featured.