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Raindrops on everything

May has been a peculiar month. Warm and cold, sunny and rainy. The news of the day combined with the weather made me think about a poem I learned in my French class in high school:

Il pleure dans mon coeur,

Comme il pleut sur la ville…

Guillaume Apollinaire

Translated: it is crying in my heart like it is raining on the city. The weather was gloomy and wet, suiting the gloom in the news.

I took these photos yesterday. I’ve often thought that May and June are really seasons of their own, not really part of spring and summer. May is iris season and June is rose season. Summer in the Puget Sound region really doesn’t start until July. This little gallery shows what’s in bloom right now on the cusp of the change, with raindrops to represent the tears so many have had to shed this month.

My wish is that you and yours can stay safe and sane as the storms rage about us. May your season of the rose be blessed.

For Photos by Jez’s Water Water Everywhere, The Changing Seasons Challenge, and Cee’s Flower of the day…in this case many flowers, but then I’ve missed many days…and City Sonnet’s Goodbye, May.

Pink dogwood

A dog wood bud just starting to open.
The colors of the youngest buds are more saturated, almost like sunset colors.
In the next step the bracts open out.
Still vibrant at the edges, razzmatazz pink.
Fully opened out dogwood bracts flopping in the wind beside one just about to open.
Opened out the colors become a little more muted, but still lovely.

These flowers are mostly showy in mass, the individual bloom is not a show stopper, like the rose, but when the morning sun hits them the opening buds have a lovely delicacy, both in form and in color.

For Weekly Prompts weekend challenge: Razzmatazz and Cee’s Flower of the Day.