We’ve had an unusually wet Autumn and Winter. Bright orange, tubular toadstools have taken over our gardens where bulbs lie under the sod and a bright orange fungus is growing on one of our pink dogwood trees that dates back to 1915 when the house was built. It looks like a construction crew spray painted the limb to mark it to be cut down.

Azalea blooms growing on old bushes, strung organically all along the length of our home are nearly gone; pink petals pasted to the leaves by the rain. Spring flowers have been cut down after having bloomed and the Summer plants are growing in preparation to bloom, so I share this photograph of the azalea bloom in the rain.



The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall.
– Helen Garner said that



image notes: Lensbaby 3G Selective Focus SLR Lens with Lensbabies 37mm +10 Macro Lens