The Tuesday Inspiration: Too much rain!

by Helen Hooker July. 10, 2012 6792 views

The poppies in our garden haven??t done so well this summer and the ones which have managed to flower have been pretty well battered into submission by the copious amounts of rain we??ve been had recently ?? as you can see from this stray petal I found on the patio this afternoon, complete with water droplets. The forecasters keep telling us that these inclement conditions are due to the Jet Stream travelling further north than usual this year, resulting in some parts of the UK receiving several months-worth of rain in a matter of days and leaving large chunks of the US melting in searing hot conditions. Sadly it looks like we??re stuck with the Jet Stream being off course for some time yet which means very changeable conditions for at least the rest of the month - oh joy! However, it??s always said that the British like nothing better than to talk about the TI so at least no one will be lost for conversation over the coming weeks…

Thanks to Oscar [] for setting today??s theme. Last Tuesday??s theme was ??earth??. The other interpretations of this week??s theme can be found here [].

The ??Tuesday Inspiration? began in 2009 when Stéfan [] and I started setting each other a photographic challenge on a? Tuesday. Very soon afterwards, we decided to open this up to other PB members, followed by the idea that we should not reveal what the subject is, so that other members could compare how different members view a single theme. The Tuesday Inspiration is not a contest or a challenge, but a group of people all agreeing to post their interpretation of a single theme on Tuesdays. Each week, one of the contributors sets the theme. There are now over 40 members contributing to the TI. We have only two ??rules?: don??t include the subject in the TI title or tags and please comply with standard PB guidelines on courtesy, etc. If you would like to take part, please send me a message via this blog.

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Hardy Kwan 8 years ago


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David Cardona 8 years, 3 months ago

Stunning concept on extreme close focus! I just added this one into my favorites. Thanks a lot for sharing! Be this the opportunity to tell U how very proud I feel of participate on this wonderful Tuesday Inspiration dear lady and friends! ♥! U r thE bEst! :D

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Snowpie 8 years, 10 months ago

it's in my favourites!

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Kecskemétiné Nelli 8 years, 10 months ago

Love the composition and the colours. =)

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Astrid 8 years, 10 months ago


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Mark 8 years, 10 months ago

Great detail on the droplets!

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Chossid 8 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful photo for the theme! Like the detail on the drops!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Dorothe 8 years, 10 months ago

Wow, great, love esp. the different shades of the colour.

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Paul 8 years, 10 months ago

Looks like the poppy colour has been washed out...very it.

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Julie Adams 8 years, 10 months ago


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Vivienne Albiston 8 years, 10 months ago

Oh yes way too much, our bees are very confused and we`re still having to feed some when we should be coming into the honey flow month!! ;-))

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Karman 8 years, 10 months ago

Absolutely Beautiful. It is ironic that as you wait for sun we wait for rain. hmmmmm.

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Josy 8 years, 10 months ago

A petal and its pearls for a delicate parade :)

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 10 months ago

Too much or too little....never just right! :))) Lovely shiny droplets and beautiful pink color, Helen!

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Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 10 months ago

The color here is bright and soft at the same time, so lovely!

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Carole Gledhill 8 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful beautiful image. Lovely colour.

8 years, 10 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 8 years, 10 months ago

Awesome !
Beautiful colors, details of droplets

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