Dripping Wet

20 May

I did a quick post yesterday where i mentioned that a misty rain had fallen Saturday night/early Sunday morning.

Around 11:00 AM on Sunday, I left my house, camera in hand, headed over to Sibby’s to take some food pictures for their Web site. I told the owner I’d do it as a favor. I was going to pop in, shoot some food, then come home and be domestic (more to-dos to get done).

When I am out and about with my camera, however, I never know what is going to catch my eye.

I hadn’t even gone 10 feet down the driveway when I noticed the evergreens in our neighbors’ yard covered with masses of water droplets.

Evergreen

Evergreen

Water drops on plants fascinate me. I think they make for some really interesting images. So I snapped a shot or two and off I went.

My timing sucks and I found Sibby’s closed. So I headed back toward home. I popped into the bakery for some goodies, then thought home was my next stop. That’s when I saw the “butterflower” from yesterday’s post. After capturing that, I started looking at and shooting other stuff.

It was probably 45 minutes later that I finally got home. But I’m glad I made that detour. I think I captured some cool stuff. My favorites are posted below. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Remember, if you click on the image, you’ll get a larger view.

Blushing Rose

Blushing Rose

 

PIC_peony

Peony

 

Bayberry

Barberry

 

Hot Pink Rose

Hot Pink Rose

 

Hot Pink Roses

Hot Pink Roses

 

Rose Leaves

Rose Leaves

 

Rose Leaves

Rose Leaves

 

Bayberry (?)

Barberry

 

Of all these images, I believe the last one, shared below, is my favorite. The color is so rich and deep. The water drops lend that rose a little extra bit of interestingness whereas it’s the water drops themselves that really make some of these shots, like the one immediately above.

 

Blood-red Rose

Blood-red Rose

I hope you enjoyed the results of my detour, too.

Enjoy your week.

UPDATE: A big THANKS to Trobairitz for setting me straight on the BARBERRY. I knew “bayberry” wasn’t right but could not think of what it was.

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “Dripping Wet

  1. Simply gorgeous – all of them, although the yellow rose is my favorite.

    The one you think might be a bayberry looks as though it is a variety of berberis or Barberry. A rose glow perhaps. At least it looks like the few we have in our yard. There are so many varieties of barberries and each one is so pretty.

  2. I like the close up of the rose leaf with all the water drops! That one would have to be my favorite – my second favorite the butter flower from yesterday. 🙂

  3. Amy, I really like those, too. They would make great enlargements. There were others I didn’t share, too. It’s so hard to weed out good pics that are not worthy of sharing, but are still good for one reason or another.

  4. Kathy-
    I’d missed reading your blog and thought you had gone off the grid completely, UNTIL I just found your blog link on Trobairitz blog!

    Good to reacquaint!

    I like your new blog too!

    Flowers…oh how I love them too.

  5. You are welcome – the least I could do as thanks for those gorgeous pictures. I love plants and flowers and these just highlight them perfectly.

  6. Lovely pictures Kathy. I think I need to stop being lazy about wandering with my iphone and pull out my camera a little more. I love taking pics, but I usually just have the phone with me. I love water droplets on things it gives it a mystical feeling.

  7. Dar, I am the same way. I just happened to have the real camera along. It was totally unplanned. Glad you liked them.

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