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Sweet pea highway

Raindrops queuing on a sweet pea stalk

Raindrops queuing on a sweet pea stalk

It must be the rough, ribby texture of sweet pea stems and leaves which makes them so good at holding raindrops.

Normally the drops make me think of cabochon-cut rock crystal or, if they’re smaller, tiny uncut diamonds of the sort thieves tip out of a soft black pouch.

But in this case it looks more like a highway, suspended across a gorge, with a traffic jam in each direction on it. There’s even a coach among the cars!

The wet weather is certainly giving plenty of scope for sweet pea artistry.

  1. May 25, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Man been raining here a week come tomorrow 😦

    • May 25, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      Thunderstorms here this evening. Had to have the laptop on battery and a torch to hand …

      • May 25, 2013 at 11:39 pm

        🙂 No thunder storms thankfully here nut do we have RAIN 🙂

        Now I wish I had placed all my seeds into the garden 🙂

      • May 25, 2013 at 11:48 pm

        I enjoy a good thunderstorm 😉 but the downpipes are blocked and the gutters overflowing. I have to keep an eye on the water level in the swimming pool!

      • May 26, 2013 at 12:19 am

        🙂 time to clean the gutters 🙂

      • May 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm

        Too true, too true.

      • May 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm


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