Friday, October 29, 2010

Magical Raindrops

This is a continuation of my walk around our yard after a rain shower which I began in my post yesterday, Why Roses Have Thorns. You can click on the link, if you'd like to read it before you read this one.

We have a row of Purple Irises planted down a fence on the side of our house, and they stand about three and half feet tall.

As I walked around the yard with my camera, I noticed that the irises were bent over from the rain, their leaves glistening with shimmery, silvery raindrops — they looked like God had sprinkled diamonds on the leaves. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them, if you'd like.

As I got a closer look at the leaves through my camera lens, I was mesmerized and amazed by how the raindrops clung to the leaves, seemingly defying all of Sir Isaac Newton's laws of gravity.

What amazed me most was that there were raindrops clinging to the undersides of the leaves, too!

I took countless pictures of a leaf from the side, trying to capture a clear shot of the drops on top of the leaf and the drops on the bottom, but finally gave up in frustration. This next picture is the best shot I captured.

Here are a few more of my "after the rain" pictures:

This is the stone path leading from our courtyard to our backyard. I think the puddles look as if one of God's angels spilled gold leaf along the path ...

The next two pictures are closeups of one of the last blooms of summer on my Lantana plants in the courtyard. Notice the little "jewel" raindrops in the centers of the blooms.

My love of photography has blessed me in so many ways ... and discovering through my camera lens the magical qualities and dazzling beauty God has wrought in these simple little drops of rain was truly a pleasure.

6 comments:

Jenni said...

Wow! They do look like diamonds...

racheld said...

How beautifully you've captured the Jewels---and it's been a while since we've seen those.

Simple pleasures, the raindrops; they give refreshment AND hyacinths.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Blessed are you to have gotten rain! How refreshing for you and your beautiful garden.
Carolyn

Advance Dynamics Asia said...

Lovely raindrops and dew photos.
Such blissful pictures

nanny said...

Beautiful little raindrops.....we haven't had any at my house in months and months......longing for a good rain......

Deb said...

beautiful post....