The bliss of a juicy garden after the rain! Some blossoms – roses, lilies, daisies, geraniums - seem to drink in the moisture, holding plump water drops on their succulent petals. Bronze fennel transforms to a lacy mass of droplets. A brilliant poppy bends to the weight of its dewy load. Speckles of rain drops enhance variegated sedum’s green and yellow, with an over-arching blade balancing more drops. A barberry becomes bejeweled, and a hosta takes on a silver sheen. A spider web on boxwood displays shining beads. Coral bells, like little cups, hold glistening pockets. Birdbaths are filled with glassy pools. The garden is refreshed.