It has been a really dreich day weather-wise in Edinurgh today.  Misty and rainy –  the sort of day where you just want to curl up and watch the TV and/or read a good book with a nice cup of tea.

It occurred to me that it is so very easy to write about and post pictures of lovely sunny days.  How important, though, also to look around at the beauty available to us, regardless of the weather.  As I sit typing this post, I can hear the rain beating down outside – it is in many ways a comforting sound:  we need the rain for survival; and its rhythm is calming and peaceful, like a ticking clock.

Below are some shots of gorgeous flowers and foliage taken in the rain, just a few steps from our front door.  I love how cheerful everything looks, the splendour enhanced by the raindrops.  What an inspiration for life! 🙂

It’s not what you look at that matters, but what you see.

~ Henry David Thoreau

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