Sparkling raindrops

We have had a lot of rain.  A lot.  Most plants are thriving, drinking it up.  But this weather can get tedious - grey and heavy.  However, there has been a "silver lining" - sparking silver raindrops on the feathery foliage of fennel...

and on the rich reds of the smoke bush (Cotinus).

And today we enjoyed bright blue skies and warm sunshine.  Hopefully there is more to come!