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A rain-soaked rain-lily

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The raindrops on this rain-lily (Cooperia pedunculata) on April 18 hadn’t caused the flower to appear. No, that was the work of rain the previous week, and yet there’s a happy symbolism in rain on a rain-lily. Or maybe not so happy: the downward-looking view below shows how a pelting rain had bedraggled an already fully open rain-lily and turned parts of some sepals transparent.

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© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 18, 2016 at 5:11 AM

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  1. Superb shots, Steven!


    June 18, 2016 at 6:34 AM

  2. Great, soft image. Steven


    June 18, 2016 at 7:46 AM

  3. Fantastic pictures! 🙂
    Have a wonderful weekend,


    June 18, 2016 at 8:26 AM

  4. Beautiful images Steve ..


    June 18, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    • Thanks, Julie. These pictures seem like they’re from a long time ago, bit it’s been only two months.

      Steve Schwartzman

      June 18, 2016 at 10:47 PM

  5. The illusion of black-and-white is so elegant: so striking. Given the background, the flower looks like a beautiful jewel on one of Coco Chanel’s little black dresses.


    June 18, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    • The black background is a consequence of my having to use a flash due to the dim light. I don’t know about Coco Chanel, but you’re watching the Stevo Channel here.

      Steve Schwartzman

      June 18, 2016 at 10:50 PM

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