i agree,rain does bring out the best in flowers.nice capture...pic #1.specially the drops at the tip of d buds...d background too looks great,everything blurred but still catching a few rain drops in focus.reminds me f the matrix fight scene...
I liked the first one more - The rangoon creeper, Maadhavilatae in Hindustaani :)
second one - the spider lilly; you kind of fid it in front of many barber shops in India... I've seen thm in rural areas too... One barber told me the more it grows in front of their shop the more customers it promises. Kind of nice story?
the names of plants I've told are common names.