LIFE AT THE COTTAGE

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Time Travel Thursday #44 - After the Rain


Welcome to the 44th Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage!

Are you ready to do some traveling? Great; 'cause time never stands still!



Have you ever taken the time to contemplate the miracle of rain—
its many wondrous functions?


It cleanses and refreshes the earth.







It encourages and nourishes new growth.




Without it, it would be impossible to create all the extraordinary beauty we experience in nature.




I love wandering the grounds around Brambleberry Cottage after a rain—in quiet contemplation.
It refreshes and encourages me and nourishes my soul.  ; )


Linking to Susan's for Outdoor Wednesday, Mary's for Share the Love Wednesday, Tracie's for Cottage Flora Thursdays, Cindy's for Show and Tell Friday, Deborah Jean's/Amy's for Farmgirl and Farm Friend Friday, Tricia's for Photo Feature Friday, Beverly's for Pink Saturday and Amy for Homestead Revival.

IF YOU LINK TO THE PARTY, PLEASE BE SURE TO LINK BACK TO THE BRAMBLEBERRY COTTAGE ON YOUR BLOG.

29 comments:

  1. Amazing photo of that rose--beautiful! Thanks for hosting!
    Mary

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  2. Liz--Amazing photo of that rose--beautiful! Thanks for hosting... and for linking to my link party!
    Mary

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  3. Love the picture of the cherries! and the flowers and greenery are beautiful too! Like I said last week, Mother Nature just can't be beat! Thanks again for hosting and have a wonderful week!

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  4. Your pictures are so lovely. I love to sit in the garden after a rain as well. We have really been blessed with the rain this year. Oops...I accidentially entered twice. I tried to delete but...it's not working. I'm sorry.
    Thanks again for hosting.

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  5. Oh those cherries look amazing!! Can hardly wait for ours in July :)

    ~Chris

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  6. Did you take the cherry photo? It is awesome!!
    Thanks, girl, for hosting.
    xo bj

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  7. The rain drops make everything look so fresh.

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  8. Rain...the wonderful elixer and something we never seem to get enough of in Southern California. It creates miracles!

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  9. The pix are BEAUTIFUL!! Counting my blessings tonight that we had very little damage after the storm last night..neighbors lost huge trees and dock destroyed. This post reminds me to keep my eyes fixed on my blessings instead of the mishaps. Cherry picture...incredible! Christie

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  10. Beautiful photos and garden!
    Have a nice day,kisses:)

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  11. Inspiring stroll around the cottage...Gorgeous photos!!!

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  12. wonderful photos!! We received rain here along with some snow too yesterday! I love watching it gather into big juicy balls on the awnings then plopping on the ground to nourish my plants. Just put than in my journal as one of my 100 gifts to be thankful for yesterday in fact!

    Thanks for asking my to join your fun party today!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  13. Thanks for linking your post to Cottage Flora Thursday's (adore your cherry tree!) xoox, tracie

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  14. Oh, I love a rainy day occasionally. You've heard "April Showers make May Flowers". So true. Beautiful photographs, you have lovely flowers in the gardens.
    Thanks for hosting the meme. Hope your day is wonderful......

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  15. These pictures are Masterpieces!

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  16. Miracles...rain...oh yes, especially when the land needs that thirsting quench of soul drenching nourishment...Miracles in Alabama...people from all over the USA coming to assist those whose life has been devastated by the storms...It is a bitter-sweet miracle...just when you think no kindness & love is left in this world...God gives us the miracle of a helping hand! Blessings, Tiffany

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  17. Rain is a true miracle especially when the land is in need of that drenching soul soaking nourishment! Another miracle...people from all over the United States coming to offer a helping hand to families that have lost everything during the devastating storms! People that they do not even know. People willing to show kindness and love and ask nothing in return....Thanks for sharing, tiffany

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  18. Who in the world ever needs to buy a magazine when we have such beautiful posts as this.
    I love the new growth pine cones.
    Thank you for post such beauty.

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  19. Awesome captures of the rain on your plants ... I love the sound & smell of rain.

    Have a beautiful PINK weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    5 Day GIVEAWAY, pop over

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  20. I was just over at Your Beautiful Blog, and I'm your newest FOLLOWER. I would LOVE to have you FOLLOW ME TOO :) Blessings :)

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  21. Lovely sequence -- just beautiful.

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  22. Liz, Hi...thank you for stopping at my place, and for leaving a comment. You have a beautiful blog here...I look forward to coming back and catching up on all the eye candy..beautiful picture.

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  23. What a lovely post. Happy Pink Saturday. Please feel free to visit my blog http://laraslovelycreations.blogspot.com/

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  24. Everything looks so fresh and renewed. We had rain here last night. I'll havee to go out and check my azalea and see if there are any raindrops left.

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  25. Those cherries look scrumptious! Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday...xoxo, tracie

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  26. So beautiful!!

    Come link up your garden posts ever Tuesday at
    http://www.justtryingtosavemoney.com/2011/05/frugal-gardening-pick-your-own-farms.html

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  27. Your pictures look so pretty! I love close up shots :)

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  28. Rain? I'm a southern California girl. I love rain because it means it is a vacation. Even when we are at work- it changes the tempo.

    Thank you for the post!

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