Outside the rain is pouring down, putting drops on my mind, although those outside are anything but delicate.  They’re more like a giant’s roars than fairy whispers.  These I’ve found for you are much more delicate.

Raindrops are like fairy whispers.

© janet m. webb

Brushing the clouds away from my eyes, I see clarity in the raindrop and beauty in the first ray of morning sun…
Life is strange and wondrous…
― Virginia Alison

© janet m. webb

I heard raindrops in the night
Pattering upon my eaves,
Like a pleasing lullaby
Easing me back to sleep,
Which I thought was odd a bit,
For I awoke because of it.
Pepper Blair

© janet m. webb


  1. Sue says:

    Love that dewy spider web, Janet

  2. ecopoet says:

    Precious as Diamonds

  3. restlessjo says:

    Wonderful and mysterious, Janet. 🙂 🙂 It must have stopped raining by now?

  4. 3 for 3, Janet. I love how the orange and black border in the second photo accentuates the golden glow in the image.

  5. Great pics. i love the color in the first and the excitement in the second.


  6. Amy says:

    I’m in awe with these three images! Each says so much of nature beauty. Perfect for the theme. Thank you, Janet!

  7. That color is unreal! I love the incredible clarity you managed to capture in the water drops, too. I feel like I could reach out and touch it.

  8. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful, Janet. The spider web looks like strings of pearls.

  9. Su Leslie says:

    These are all beautiful Janet — and perfectly delicate. But the spider web is my favourite; wonderful shot.

  10. Raj says:

    Wow! that last image is simply superb! I am waiting badly for the rain here in south India!

    • Many thanks, Raj. If I could share our overabundance of rain with you, I’d do so in a minute! We have rain in the forecast for more days during the upcoming week as well.


  11. Leya says:

    Oh, Janet – these are all magnificent! Colours stunning and angles perfect. The spider web is just a dream…Thank you for leaving us these gems!

  12. Stunning pictures ..

  13. thirdeyemom says:

    Janet, what beautiful photos! This spring has been so cold, rainy and strange. In fact, ever since last August it has been pretty cool here. I just want the sun!

  14. Prior... says:

    The pepper Blair poem is wonderful and I can relate – and all three photos have such a nice mood – and the second one has me curious – hmm

  15. joey says:

    Lovely shots!

  16. pattimoed says:

    Gorgeous and delicate, Janet. Lovely collection!

  17. JohnRH says:

    Wow. Great shots.

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