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A study in water droplets

As is usual in the Pacific NW, our sunny weather has been replaced with rain. It doesn’t bother me at all, and I rather welcome the rain because it means that we don’t have to run the sprinklers. I also love the beads of water that are left on the petals and leaves of flowers. Once again, I couldn’t resist trying to capture this beauty.
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Our Japanese Iris that I took from our previous house has bloomed this year. I love the slender and delicate flower. The water drops only add to its beauty.
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Baby and flowers

In case anyone was wondering, I finally had my baby. I felt like I was in labor, although I suppose it was technically pre-labor, for a week (so frustrating). We finally went in to the hospital to get checked out on my due date, but I was sent home (more frustration). A few hours later we returned and no sooner had I sat down on the table to be re-examined when my water broke (yippie). Five hours later (without an epidural) we had a beautiful baby girl. I love her to pieces and so does her big brother, which is a huge relief. You always hope that the older sibling is going to respond well to the new addition, but you never know for sure until it happens. Now we are just getting used to dealing with two children. Fortunately I am never down and out for long.

We were released from the hospital a couple of days later and I arrived home to find the garden blooming like crazy! The weeds were also growing like gangbusters, but I think I may just have to let that go for the moment. With baby in the front pack and big brother helping, we wandered the garden and took some pictures of what was blooming.

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