Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Can you smell the rain?

Here are some wet, mossy tree trunks and a leaf drooping from the weight of water on its back.  I took these photographs in late August of this year, as the sun reappeared after a heavy downpour.   The verse after the photos is by George Herbert.  I must give a nod to Friko of Friko's Musings for nudging my mind to call up this verse (which I hope aptly compliments the images) after reading her post today.

And now in age I bud again,
After so many deaths I live and write;
I once more smell the dew and rain,
And relish versing.

George Herbert
English Poet, 1593-1633


  1. I can! What wonderful pictures

  2. Beautiful the rain on the leaf with the sun shining ;)

  3. wonderful pics...and love the verse...

  4. Beautiful, Bonnie, both the photos and the verse. I love the smell of rain...everything clean and fresh and new. New buds, new life, fresh starts...sometimes we need a little rain in our lives to wash away the dirt and let us bloom anew.
    Beautiful post!
    Hugs <3

  5. Perfectly done...I miss moss and rain. Looking forward to my trip to Seattle for Christmas.

    much love

  6. Haha, Bonne and Friko! How funny you happened upn a verse to match Friko's post. Just in case she misses it, I'm going over there to tell her! It's too funny! Yes, I smell the clean, fresh rain, clinging to a leaf, giving moisture to the tree bark. Lovely photos, Bonnie xxox

  7. yes i can and this is lovely and so fitting with the photography...your photos have been gorgeous of late....


  8. The intense green foliage a rain can bring is beautiful.

  9. Mmmmm. Thanks. I needed that. :p)xoxo B

  10. I smelled the snow! A few flurries today! :-)

    I'm in!!! Thanks for the tip!

  11. Lovely photos and verse. Unfortunately we have had so much rain in Oct. that my fence boards are turning green. So I have to really try to appreciate both photos and verse!

  12. The verse fits those photos as snuggly as a hand fits a glove. Fabulous, beautiful post. Blessings!

  13. George Herbert and those wonderful craggy tree trunks.
    I agree with Linda, your photos have become quite outstanding.

    As I said in Frikos Musings, I am grateful for people who take he time (and have the ability) to take me into a marvellous world of beauty and stimulation. You're one of them.

  14. Hi, Bonnie!

    i came over from ChicGeek's blog (whom i absolutely adore, lol) and am so glad I decided to visit!

    thank you for the inspiration!

    love + luck + bliss,

  15. Bonnie you do everything well. Actually so much better than well.

    You paint and write beautifully and you support all of us.

    Love Renee xoxo

  16. Lovely and refreshing! Don't you just love the smell of rain.

    Julie Magers Soulen Photography
    Blog of Note

  17. First of all your photography is stunning.

    And yes I can smell the rain and love the earthy scents of Autumn. Linda is always joking that I have no sense of smell (or taste), but Autumn just floods my senses.

  18. A lovely post, Bonnie. It's always a pleasure to stop by for a visit.

  19. Yes, I think they do! Its sunny and beautiful today but I read the words and see the images and can smell the earthy, fresh, and green smell after it rains.

  20. Such beautiful greens!!! You are such a brilliant photographer!! And I absolutely LOVE George Herbert!!! The 17th C. was a great age for poetry!!! Truly a nourishing post for the soul!! Love to you~Janine XO

  21. Love your photos, Bonnie and the quote and as always, the visit!

    missed you my friend~oh and crazy but I got the flu just after I commented on your flu related post...darn! ;) but I am on the mend...


  22. Wonderful pictures! Nothing like the smell in the air after a nice rain!


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