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photoblog image Wet morning in the garden #1

Wet morning in the garden #1

April was a very hot month this year...the hottest in 55 years...but, after 29 days in which the temperature reached at least 40degC, there was a break and a soaking rain on the last day.

 

I was out in the early morning of May 01 to catch any remaining water droplets on the plants, and any insects that might be enjoying a little moisture.

 

Here is a tiny butterfly, with a fair covering of droplets, upside down on a Thai basil plant that seems to be also enjoying the moisture.

Wet morning in the garden #1

April was a very hot month this year...the hottest in 55 years...but, after 29 days in which the temperature reached at least 40degC, there was a break and a soaking rain on the last day.

 

I was out in the early morning of May 01 to catch any remaining water droplets on the plants, and any insects that might be enjoying a little moisture.

 

Here is a tiny butterfly, with a fair covering of droplets, upside down on a Thai basil plant that seems to be also enjoying the moisture.

comments (13)

nothing like a little water...
Ray: The break in 40degC temperature was welcome, Larry.
Superbe macro, j'aime beaucoup.
Ray: Merci, Martine . J'aime errer le jardin après il a plu .
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 5 May 2016, 06:06
Do you like getting up early to collect dew pictures. If so you get due respect from me.
Ray: I am an early riser, Richard [nudge, wink]...
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 May 2016, 06:21
After all that heat every living thing must be relishing all that nice moisture Ray
Ray: The rain revived everything, Chris.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 May 2016, 06:27
Crikey! I moan if we have two or more days at 25 deg. I expect everything enjoyed the welcome respite from the heat. How are the cats?
Ray: The cats are fine, Alan, and handle the heat well.

Brownie got sick with feline flu about a month ago, and nearly died. The vet pumped a lot of water under Brownie's skin, then basically sent her home to die, saying "the flu is often fatal, but Brownie also has a failed liver".

Brownie is still with us, and quite dynamic again, but the fur on her face has gone grey and she looks old.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 May 2016, 06:28
This gives a lovely feeling of renewal, Ray
Ray: The effect on the garden was almost instant, Lisl, and miraculous.
Loving the relief from the heat....40 degrees sounds like hell to me!
Ray: I have a scale, that goes like this:
20......cold
25......pleasant
30 .....warm
35......hot
40......unpleasantly hot
45......hell

I believe we got close to hell on a few days, Bill.
Water is life Ray...Superb image!
Ray: The rain changed everything, like magic, Richard.
We are suckers for a good looking insect Ray.
Ray: We are that, Chad.
Sir Richard Trim is being very witty this morning Ray.
Ray: Ole Tricky Ricky seems to be boasting about long mornings in bed, Chad...I suppose that means he has finally realised beds can be used for things other than sleeping...
Way too hot for me.
Ray: I am trying to function, Martin, but the effort is significant!
The rain must have been so welcome. Little butterfly had been wanting a shower for some time. We are expecting some rain today and I look forward to it.
Ray: Just this minute it started raining again, Mary...there is thunder and lightning, which is always fun, but I think the moisture will be minimal.
Well worth being out early for Ray.

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