Sunday, March 25, 2012

Raindrops and Dewdrops


It's a wonderful thing, sightseeing in a world washed fresh...


...sparkling with nature's bling.


I can even tolerate all of the extra bugs attracted by the moisture.
Or at least I try to tolerate them.
(Do you see that one on the leaf up above? I didn't until I saw this photo. Ugh.)


Dewdrops look like elegant lace on these Bright Bitterweed blossoms.
I hate the name, but love the flower!


Morning dew clung to this spiderweb like an intricate strands of pearls.



Rain. Sunshine. Rain. Sunshine. 
Balance.

It won't last long, I know,
but that makes me appreciate it even more.





24 comments:

  1. oh, AMEN, barbara! after last year, i'm not sure i'll ever take spring rains for granted again... i do hope texas will have an easier year.

    LOVE that green leaf photo! the light is wonderful! i love the wildflowers, too. so happy to see them back!

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    1. Thanks, TWG! After the past few years of extremes, balance feels soooo good!

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  2. These are gorgeous and I love the spider web! I agree with TWG and hope Texas has an easier year.

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  3. It looks so fresh and wonderful over here Barbara! Fantastic photos ~ lovely!
    Wishing you a happy Monday!
    xo Catherine

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! Hope you're getting some balance up there, too, and sending that Happy Monday wish back to you!

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  4. So pretty, Barbara. There's magic everywhere.

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    1. Rain is magical, isn't it? Thanks, Hilary!

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  5. Oh yes - nature's bling. It's priceless!!

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  6. These are beautiful Barbara!
    I love the yellow flower, and that spiderweb is amazing.
    Wonderfully captured!

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  7. I once spent a morning photographing a heavy dew on my roses. How wonderful to see it in person. The photograph shows only a part of what you see.

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    1. Very true!! But you can't help trying to capture it, can you?

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  8. Oh, that spider-web is esquisite. what a wonderful image, Barbara. You have captured nature as she washes everything awake, who couldn't smile viewing this beautiful collection?

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    1. Thank you, Shrinky! You make me smile enough, I'm glad to repay you with one!

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  9. Barbara, your nature images are so delectable!! Natures bling... love that and so true! So beautiful though that it can't be bought for money. I find it just such an amazing thing to go out with a camera and see something we've seen a thousand times before and yet capture it as if it's the first time. What a beatiful process. I love all these images but especially the Bitterweed blossoms... just so sweet.
    xo
    Joan

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    1. Thank you, Joan! I love those Bitterweed, too. Before I had my camera, I never noticed all of the beautiful differences in each flower.

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  10. Love your nature shots and that cobweb is awesome! Nothing like rain to make the earth smell fresh!

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    1. Thanks, Reena! I've missed that fresh smell - I'm so glad it's becoming common again!

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  11. Just this morning, as I was coming back from saying good morning to Simon (yes, Simon...it's a morning and evening ritual) I noticed the morning dew on so many leaves, but just didn't have the time to grab my camera to investigate closer. I love it when those droplets cover the landscape, but until I got into photography I never paid attention. Great captures!

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    1. I never noticed them either until I started looking through my lens. Amazing what all I've been missing!
      I totally understand your visits to Simon - on my evening walk I pass by the resting places of all my furry, feathered and scaly friends. They're always in our hearts, aren't they?

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