Flowers on a Rainy Day

We have had our share of rain here lately. I’m not going to complain though. We needed it. My favorite rains are the afternoon thunderstorms after a hot sunny day and I love hearing rain or thunder at night while I sleep. The past few days have been rainy during the time we like to do our walk. One afternoon when we saw the rain had stopped, we threw on our walking shoes and took our chances on getting our walk completed.

Just when we had only a block left to go, the rain began to fall again. We just kept walking but decided to take a short cut home. The short cut lead us over a small bridge that stretches over a ditch between our yard and the neighbors yard. This also led us to the back door instead of the front. I’m glad we came in that way because that is when I noticed my sunflower, I planted a few weeks ago, had opened into a beautiful sunshine flower.

I have been keeping an eye on it every day, but as of earlier in the afternoon, It had not opened yet. 
Despite the rain, I had to pull out my phone and snap a photo. It contrasted well with the cloudy sky. 

Once we got inside and cleaned up, we headed back out to by brother in laws house to check on things while they were out of town. He had a lot of beautiful Hydrangeas in his front yard begging for my attention. So, Nick handed me his pocket knife and I cut a few. I’m sure my brother in law wouldn’t mind. You can’t even tell I stole cut any.

I love how they look in my vintage tea can. I placed a plastic container inside the square can to hold water. 

I had a few left over and used a glass vase to put them in. I wanted the Hydrangeas while they were in this ivory color. They also have a greenish tint that the camera really reflected on. They will eventually turn blue. 

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers but my most favorite flowers are wild Daisies. 

What are your favorite flowers? 


  1. Nice to see the blossoms:)

  2. Flowers always brighten my world. Despite having planted bazillions of pots outside, I always like to have a bundle of fresh ones on the kitchen counter. Have a cheery day sweet lady!

  3. What beautiful flowers Lisa! It's been raining a lot here too! Happy August!

  4. On the group MC ride this morning...all of the fields north of Tampa are broad seas. Yeah, we're getting our share of rain.

  5. My hydrangeas are in full bloom right now - they stay white, but dry beautifully! I adore sunflowers and try to grow them every year, but the darned critters eat the plants every single time. Grrrrrr!!!

    1. I beginning to think these stay white too as everyone elses bloom blue or pink.

  6. Like that Astor tin (and of course the flowers)

  7. Sun flowers and daisies are my favorites.
    I walked in the rain today too. : )
    The other day I picked some Queen Anne's Lace and put them in water with red food coloring. You are right they turned red. : )

  8. walking in the rain is always relaxing. the flowers are beautiful.

  9. I can never say which flowers are my favorite because I love them all! Right now I can't get enough hydrangeas. :)