Raindrops on Roses, but not the post I really wanted to write

I have had a really happy, busy, day – despite the rain.

Two weeks tomorrow, Daughter #2 is getting married.  Although there is just under 2 years difference in age between my girls, there has been 10 years between the weddings.   The wedding day for Daughter #1 was a marvellous day and she looked beautiful and glowing.  The reception was held in Bristol Zoo and had the zoo to ourselves between the reception and the evening party, which went down very well with the guests.

Daughter #2 and her fiance, have planned the day themselves and it’s been a great honor to have been involved along the way to bounce ideas off.  It is very much their wedding, planned with fun in mind, and in keeping with the great sociable couple they are.  It will be a wonderful happy Wedding Day by the Seaside.

Today, I went with her for the final fitting of her wedding dress – a creation in silk!  I am bursting to tell you all about our day, but it would also mean spilling the beans and spoiling the surprise.   I will have to control myself until after The Day, then I can tell all.  I can say that I have been taught how to fit her dress properly.   Now that is some responsibility, isn’t it?!

So, with the urge to write something and in view of the deluge of rain we have had today, I thought I would write a blog post about raindrops on the roses.

After wishing so long for rain in the unseasonably dry last few months, West Sussex is now in receipt of the rain we have been missing out on, but why does it all have to come down in one day?  It is coming down in stair rods and has done all day.  So much so that my water butt is overflowing, and flooding the patio.  I have had to disconnect the pipe into the butt from the downpipe.  At this point some of you will realise that when the connection was put in, it was not done correctly, because if it was, once the butt was full the rain would just continue down the pipe.

What is the connection between the rain and roses?  I am still very much a newbie when it comes to taking macro photographs and really want to learn how to take a photo of raindrops with a reflection on them.  I have seen other photos and they always look so stunning.   Practice makes perfect, so with the rain pouring off the hem of my waterproof and having to keep shaking the drops off my camera, I snapped away.   I am not happy with the end product but its a start and hopefully in the future, I will publish the elusive raindrop photo.  In the meantime, you get the picture though… raindrops on roses!

15 thoughts on “Raindrops on Roses, but not the post I really wanted to write

  1. Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I can’t wait to tell you all about the wedding!!

    Also thank you for the boost about the raindrop pics…. I am a perfectionist unfortunately, and can see flaws where others don’t. So glad you all liked them 🙂 x


  2. I was also standing in the rain taking photos yesterday! I think the trick is to wait until just after the rain when, hopefully, the sun will shine on your rose petals. Nevertheless, you’ve got some beautiful photos; I just wish I could bury my nose in your roses and inhale the scent!


    1. My problem is that I am a perfectionist…. I look at a pic and think silly things like “oh dear that petal should have been removed” etc. 🙂 🙂


  3. The photos of your roses are beautiful! I think – the professional photographers take a spritzer bottle and spray “rain drops” on the roses and then take photographs! I doubt they stand in the rain.

    I hope you will share photos of your daughter in her silk creation. I’m a sucker for wedding 🙂
    Enjoy it!!


    1. Oh dont you worry, I will share all the photos as quickly as possible after 2 July! She is going to look absolutely beautiful, and I will be one really proud mother of the bride


  4. They’re beautiful! And congratulations on the upcoming wedding. I have such wonderful memories of my girls’ weddings. I can’t wait to hear all about yours!


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