Cue the lights, the color, the excitement... it's a backyard party!
Twice this week, sun showers arrived for early surprise celebrations before I left for work.
A Summer snow storm in South Florida?
Naaaaahhhh...that's the sun saying "Surprise!" to the morning rain.
Sparkle and glitter came winking their way through a sunny downpour... a gala debut on what was previously threatening to be a dreary Summer day.
Everytime I see the sun brave a downpour or tiptoe through a light rain, I go running to the closest door for an upfront view of the festivities. Such moments are fleeting, so you gotta grab your camera and get outside quickly when it arrives on the other side of the glass - that is, if you are so inclined...
...which I am.
Anybody else suddenly craving a Watermelon Jolly Rancher?
Raindrops caught in the beams of sunshine wow me like a magic show, whether glistening their way through the sky or lingering on soft thirsty flower petals.
In case you haven't found yourself compelled to fling yourself around corners to reach the drenched morning air where flowers speckled with raindrops and spotlighted with the beams of daybreak await you...well, no worries.
That's what I'm here for.
This drop fell right after I took the shot.
All lined up for the party games
I wasn't quick enough to get my zoom lens attached in order to capture the sun shower around the flowers from the doorway while the rain was still falling, but I enjoyed a close up peek at the blooms and the droplets after it slowed and finally fell to a stop.
Hope you enjoy them too.
I'll be sharing my backyard beauties at:
Cowgirl Up @ Cedar Hill Ranch
Open Call Tuesday @ Salt Tree
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Terrific Tuesdays @ Adventures of a DIY Mom
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping it Simple
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Metamorphosis Monday @ BNOTP
Cure for the Common Monday @ Lines Across
Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
The Sunday Stop @ Joy 2 Journey
Mop It Up Monday @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Show & Tell Saturday @ Be Different Act Normal
Get Schooled Saturday @ Too Much Time
Saturday Show & Tell @ Cherrios and Lattes
Potpourri Friday @ 2805
Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Simple & Sweet Friday @ Rooted in Thyme
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
One Creative Weekend @ One Creative Mommy
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ FMFPTY
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Live, Laugh, Linky @ Live, Laugh, Rowe
Made You Look @ Made in a Day
Time Travel Thursday @ The Brambleberry Cottage
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Primp Your Stuff Wednesdays @ PRIMP
Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims
Sizzle into Summer @ DIY By Design
Share the Love Wednesday @ Very Merry Vintage Style
Tuesday To Do @ The Blackberry Vine
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style