Monday, 21 June 2010


After our weekend rain the sun was beautiful this afternoon
I just love the afternoon sunshine streaming through my bedroom window.
Creating beautiful shadows as it streams through the lace curtains.
After 6 years of sunshine coming through these windows my toile drapes need replacing. I think this time they might just be white.
Click on photos to enlarge - they look better that way
Love the lacy shadows created by the afternoon sun

With our Winter weekend rain there were some gorgeous raindrops around the garden

This pretty Iceberg Rosebud with a hint of pink looked so pretty with it's raindrops

Love the way the drops of rain glisten

Drip, drop.

Love the frosty look of this rosebud

Such a soft and pretty look

Loving the big droplet just hanging and waiting to fall

Love how this is just hanging on the tip of the branch

All in a row

These I adore, looking like little glass balls

Not many blooms left on my climbing Pierre de Ronsard
Ready to drop off the tip of this lemon tree leaf
The rain was wonderful for our Victorian gardens


Amy M. said...

So beautiful rainy day photos! I want to curl up in that bed!!!

Crafting by Candlelight

Connie said...

I LOOOOOOVE capturing raindrops on my roses and peonies, honey! I also love to view shadows in bloggers photos. They have something mystical about them. Beautiful job...and I DID enlarge the photos. ;-)

Stink Bone Jones said...

Beautiful post. I too love the sunshine through your curtains & the dew drops of rain on you roses. Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Allison, Your photos capture the roses and raindrops (that would be a great blog beautifully! Now please send some of that rain over here. :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Alison, these pictures are ALL breath-taking! LOVE them!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Unknown said...

gorgeous photos Alison, I love checking out the garden after it rains, everything is vibrant, and the smell is lovely. said...

I love that song "Sunshine on a Rainy Day". This post reminded me of that song.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Alison,
Your photos are beautiful! Love those drops of rain on the branches and flowers. The shadows of lace are dreamy and the room looks like it's ready for a day dream! Have a great week, it's good to "see" you again now that I'm getting back into the swing of things. Thanks for visiting and your kind comments too!

Holly Abston said...

Oh my gosh, your photography is stunning. Love the ones with the raindrops on roses (one of my favorite things!)

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Isn't nature amazing especially when it is captured on camera.... love your roses & your bed looks so inviting, their is something peaceful about the sunrays shinning through lacey curtains...
Today here it is cold & raining & our power is due to go off any minute for the day....repairs need doing...they could have picked yesterday when the sun was out & the day a lot warmer.... oh well.

Have a great day Hun

Lyn xxx

Gail McCormack said...

Beautiful photos Alison,

Love the way you've captured the sunlight and shadows

The raindrops - how gorgeous!

It's a chilly one this morning, at least we have sunshine

Gail xx

Linda said...

Beautiful photos!!! And yes, one of my favourite things is also sunlight streaming in through the curtains! Delightful!!

Kerri - Driftwood Interiors said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos Alison, just beautiful. And those roses of yours are divine - so jealous! K xx

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Alison, what gorgeous photographs!!!!! I love, love the shot of the bed and toile curtains...and the beautiful sunlight peeking through the lace, it's just gorgeous ~ I hope you are doing wonderful sweetie, hugs and love, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Hi Alison,
Wow...what amazing photos!! Who knew raindrops could be so beautiful?!
I'm so glad you stopped by today. It's always nice to hear from you! I have entered you in my giveaway for a chance to win. Good luck!!
Have a wonderful week!
~ Jo :-)

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Amazing photos Alison. I particulalry love the last one with the reflection in it.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Lori said...

Alison, your pictures are really captured the rain drops so perfectly...and the sun streaming in your window looks so soft and pretty!!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Hi Allison! Thanks for the visit & the's always nice to "see" you.

Your photographs are incredible! The one of the iceberg rose is breathtaking!

Anonymous said...

I just can't believe it is winter there! Your pictures are just gorgeous and about the curtains.....don't we like them faded? LOL! I know I love fabric that is faded and used looking. It has a story to tell!
I am having a give away. Come check it out!

Anonymous said...

The raindrop photos are stunning! And the roses are lovely too. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Happy Summer!

Anonymous said...

eeek your music gave me a huge fright, I had the speakers on too loud lol! Great photos!!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Alison
What beautiful photos.. just delightful... love the 2nd sunshine and shadows.. and all your gorgeous rain drops.. precious!!... well it is raining here again.. rained non stop for weeks then a few days of sunshine...

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment.. I have to say there was a few weeks of worry as to where I would live.!! now the move!! Take care xxx Julie

Antique Rose Designs said...

Love the sunny days but it would be nice if it was hot. It's been too cold these last few mornings. Love your roses mine are all gone now and pruned. Take care Carol

Jeanne said...

Alison, your photographs are all so beautiful. Love the shadows from the window on your bedspread and the closeups of the water drops on the exquisite flower blooms.

Tina said...

Hi Alison. I love your gorgeous raindrops on roses and your song made me smile:) I am sorry I have missed a few of your beautiful posts. I am off to catch up :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend~ Tina xx

Peta said...

What wonderful photos Alison! You are very talented.

Anonymous said...

I can hear the rain drops.... Just a stunning post!!

Thank you for nice nice comments on my blog!!

Agneta, the swedish one ;)

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hello Alison....!

THANK YOU for stopping by earlier....! It's LOVELY to 'meet' you....!!

I must confess when I popped into your blog I was GOBSMACKED by your amazing photography....So crisp & clear it was like looking at the water drops in person....CLEVER you....!

I look forward to sharing my Treasures with you & reading your posts....!

I LOVE the Shabby Chic blog....I ONLY wish Rachel posted more often....!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

Barbara Jacksier said...

Great photos. It's sooo hot here and your rose looks so very cool. Love it!

cherry said...

Those are soo soo take gorgeous shots. cherry

Charmingdesigns said...

Hi Alison...Love your pictures!!! Thanks for coming by to visit me. Its been awhile since I've been able to visit all my blogging buddies. Hope all is well. I wont be getting pictures of rain for quite awhile now that we have moved to the sunshine state

Kellie Collis said...

Those roses are beautiful! Have a lovely weekend! x

Natasha Burns said...

Hasn't this rain been great for the gardens?
just wish it would let me dry the sheets, lol!
Alison, when do you prune your Pierres? or do you prune them at all? I'm thinking it would be soon, or maybe I've missed the boat perhaps?

Deb said...

How absolutely gorgeous are all your flowers! Lots of rain here today too - when it stops I'll go out into the garden with the macro lens :-)
Have a wonderful weekend Alison ♥

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What beautiful photos!

The House That A-M Built said...

Oh your photos are heart stopping. That pink rose is my most favourite pink. There is perfection everywhere, isn't there. A-M xx

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are breathtaking, Alison! beautiful!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Alison,

Your photos are just perfect. Isn't it wonderful to slow down enough to actually see this? Love the lacy sunshine, as well. Your photos are so calming.


our shabby cottage said...

Beautiful photos Alison. i love the first rosebud pic.

Katrina said...

Hii Alison! Due to my blondeness I messed up pir giveaway winners this morning.. Pop back over for a look! Xo

Fete et Fleur said...

It's all so lovely! Our summer is just beginning.


Kirsty Girl said...

Ooo fantastic photos! I love them!

shabbyfufu said... photography is so amazing! I love the way that you show us the flora, fauna and scenery in the other part of the world where we Americans can only hope to visit some day. xo, Janet

Cindy said...

Such absolutely gorgeous photo's! Reminds me of Victoria Magazine! Beautifully done!

yapping cat

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Stunning photos! So calm, peaceful and serene!!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and beautiful post! ;) XO,Jenn

rochambeau said...

Raindrops on roses~
So nice!!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Ahhhhhhhhh! That beautiful bed... a place of lovely dreams, I'm sure.