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Published Friday, September 17, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roses in a bucket

Yesterday I picked all the open roses ahead of the big rain expected tonight. When I cut roses I always bring a clean bucket with a couple of inches of water into the rosebed. As soon as I cut a stem I put it in the water so it doesn’t dry and seal up. Then right before arranging I cut the stems again while each stem is in a bowl of water in the sink, at a deep slant. It really helps them last longer in the bouquet. I love my roses.

Full blown garden roses, ready for a bouquet

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Published Wednesday, September 15, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Raindrops on roses

We got maybe a tenth of an inch of rain, more than the entire summer here in Seattle! But a big rain is coming in a couple of days, thank goodness, maybe two inches over a few days. The garden is so thirsty. If you grow roses, pick them and enjoy a bouquet if a big rain is coming. No sense in letting them get ruined and go to waste.

Water droplets on the petals of a half-open Peace rose in my garden

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Published Tuesday, September 14, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Threatening sky

Rose gardeners PSA: If it’s going to rain big, go out there and cut your opened roses for bouquets. They’ll just get ruined if you leave them out there.

Rain is coming. Might as well cut roses and bring inside.

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Published Thursday, May 27, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peace rose after rain

The Peace rose is among the first to bloom in my rose garden. So pretty after a bit of rain.

The Peace rose is a yellow rose with deep pink edges, and a very vigorous rose bush

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Published Saturday, December 26, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Little cherub

Even on a gray and rainy day, there is beauty in the world.

Little angel sculpture waits patiently for spring

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Published Saturday, December 19, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Emerging bulbs

Went outside the other day in a dry break and was thrilled to see these bluebell sprouts pushing up already. It’s not even technically winter yet and they speak to us of spring.

Green tips of spring flowers getting started early

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Published Sunday, September 6, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hardy fuchsias, just watered

Trying to get my garden well watered ahead of a big heat wave coming up. These small flowered hardy fuchsias bloom so well in the late summer garden.

Hardy fuchsias actually like quite a bit of sun, unlike the other, tender kinds

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Published Saturday, August 22, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rain coming

We are students of clouds and cloud cover in Seattle. It doesn’t actually rain that much, about the same as New York City per year, but we have more cloudy days than any other city, I’ve heard. So we look at the sky a lot to check if it’s clearing up. Or not. Loved these exciting, swirling clouds before some recent rain.

Unsettled clouds on a Seattle summer day

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Published Saturday, July 11, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainy rosebud

Seattle certainly has been having a cool and rainy spring and summer, so far. The way roses look after a light rain, however, is priceless.

Rosebud after a light rain

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Published Sunday, March 8, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring crocus

It’s a special bonus when the time change day is sunny, especially in Seattle. This little crocus and its friend greeted me, all wet from the rain just earlier.

Purple and white crocus blooming in early March in Seattle

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Published Friday, November 29, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dark sky at the overlook

A striking sky and water scene, just for a moment, at the overlook near my house. Actual color of the image!

Looks like rain is coming, from the overlook of Puget Sound at Normandy Park WA

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Published Saturday, July 6, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rain on hostas

We were lucky enough to have a good rain; Seattle has been quite dry this spring. All the garden plants enjoyed it.

Water droplets like jewels on ribbed hosta leaves. Note the flower buds emerging.

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