Of lily pad flowers, rain, and the fourth of July....

We got rain this year for the fourth of July.  My garden likes it; the goats and chickens not so much.  I was sitting on the front porch reading when Charlie calls me to bring my camera and come look at the lily pad flowers in the rain.  The jewel like quality of the rain drops on the leaves and petals appear magical.  The ever expanding concentric rings formed when rain hits the surface of the pond are beautiful when frozen in time by the camera.  A gloomy day suddenly seems brighter watching the lily pad flowers rejoice in the rain.  It was worth getting wet to see. 

May your July 4th holiday be a fun one regardless of the weather!