Saturday, August 14, 2010

Raindrops

God's Diamonds

A gentle rain shower moved through Vicksburg yesterday morning, and after it quit raining, I noticed our hummingbirds were very active. I got my camera and went out into the courtyard ... and my camera lens immediately fogged up due to the humidity (think: outdoor sauna!).

Every time I'd try to focus on a hummer, I'd have to dry the lens and they would fly away -- needless to say, it was very frustrating. I finally gave up on the hummingbirds, and walked over to the waterfall area and discovered some lagniappe in the form of raindrops on the plants around the waterfall.

They looked like little diamonds God sprinkled with the rain (you can click on the pictures to enlarge them, if you'd like).



I'm so glad I got sidetracked by the raindrops. I'll capture the hummingbirds another day.

9 comments:

Tonja said...

I think a few diamonds add the perfect touch to everything! :-)

Loui♥ said...

J~
love the photos!!
raindrops are indeed God's diamonds..
they are beautiful!!
warm sandy hugs..
Loui♥

Jeannette said...

Hi Janie! Every time we get a chance of rain it keeps passing us by! I keep hoping we will get some so it will cool things off but you are right it just becomes a "sauna" with the temps so high!! Your butterfly pictures are outstanding - it's as if they stopped and just posed for you - the detail is something we never stop and enjoy! Just beautiful. Our butterfly bush is large this year and I have spotted a few different butterflies out there but I won't leave the AC!lol so thank you for bringing them to me!!!lol Enjoy the rest of the weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Deb said...

love the rain drops...isn't it amazing to start to photo one thing but end of with other photos...sometimes better than what you had started out with...

Jenni Aaron said...

With the eye of an artist, you have showcased the Master Artist's handiwork through your lens...

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love taking pictures of "God's Diamonds" they hold fasinating little worlds of their own. Get shots.
Molly

racheld said...

Beautiful and magical, Janie.

A professor told us once, "All the laws of Physics are in a raindrop on a leaf."

Carolyn said...

Lucky you to get rain!! Those are "God's diamonds" for sure.

It has been so hot I haven't been outside at all except when absolutely necessary, not even an afternoon shower here. I looked back at the butterfly shots and they are breathtaking!
Carolyn

Sheila (TCW) said...

Love the raindrops!