It was wet for the last few days. A delight – rain! The rain was persistent, but light, so there wasn’t that much. Enough, however, for gathering raindrops.
Jasmine leaves in light and shadow:
even enhancing a dead leaf:
on jasmine tendrils:
on spider plant flowers and buds and the dangling dead ends:
these could be ear rings! :
on bottlebrush leaves and twigs:
and on leaves of a nameless but much loved potted tree:
Now, if there was more rain….
On that same Friday, in my garden, raindrops be-gemmed things:
lemon grass bejeweled:
tiny Chives flowers:
beautifying a rose past its best:
rose leaves, although munched by a grasshopper, took on extra beauty:
and can you shee him? Sheltering beneath the leaf:
and gleaming on buhenia leaves:
We have had more rain since, so there will be another post or two…
This was at Easter, on Good Friday and I was in the city at a convention. But before I went in, there was a chance for photos.
The street trees are paperbarks and their blossoms were out.
The rain clung to the delicate leaves:
and dripped off the bark:
everywhere there were raindrops: on the thick steel railings outside a cafe:
on a window:
gathered in a telephone cover in the footpath:
the city itself had almost disappeared in the light rain, even though I was standing in amongst the buildings:
and the river was a myth:
It was lovely 🙂
This is a ‘specialty’ post – I hae had one enquiry for such photos. Doesn’t mean no-one else can enjoy them 🙂 Most of these would be included in a calendar.
Roses after rain.
Yellow and apricot roses:
& one lone pink (that’s in my garden):
They are pretty. It has not, I have learned on going through my photos, rained a lot this year at all 😦
But these are pretty 🙂
Many people have asked about a calendar of raindrop photos, so here is a selection. It’s been difficult choosing them. Again, there are too many for one calendar, so these are the photos most likely to appear in a calendar.
raindrops on jasmine leaves:
beautifying the dead ends of plants:
glowing on grass:
on small tree spines:
poppies & nasturtium:
There were so many to choose from. I won’t be able to use all of these. sigh.
If you want a calendar filled with raindrops, let me know 🙂
It rained today – in an October that has seen more dryness and heat than is normal. So I celebrate with a page of photos of raindrops.
On leaves of jasmine:
on jasmine flowers:
on leaves of dragon trees:
on dead tendrils:
on petunia flowers:
daisies (& the alien exotic is a hoarder, even when barely open):
and on Bauhinia buds & flowers:
And not much more than raindrops. Our promised rain amounted to 1.8 mm in MtLawleyShire – which is barely enough to wet the soil.
It was good for some photos, though other areas of my wee courtyard remained quite dry.
the daisies received some of the glittering bounty:
the alien exotic hoarded:
and the rosebud was gifted:
the ‘wild’ parsley caught some, as did the empty hook:
but mostly, the drops were entangled in the now flowering jasmine – amass of flowers and sparkles, leaves, tendrils and tangles:
some closer shots of leaves and tendrils and buds:
& I love this shot!
Now to the flowers:
and this – epitome of a pure white jasmine flower:
In complete contrast with yesterday’s summery temperatures, today was wind and rain and cold!
But rain – in the garden is my delight, as it leaves gems on hanging tendrils and fronds:
on tiny flowers and leaves:
hidden behind leaves they gleam and dripping from leaves:
clinging to woody jasmine stems:
gleaming in budding leaf clusters:
in the shadows:
and on small groups of freesias refusing to bend beneath the rainfall
It’s the last day of Winter, by the calendar at least, as Spring has been here for a couple of weeks or more. But it is a suitably wintry day with rain and wind and gloom, though at the moment it’s sunny.
But when it rains, I love to go out with the camera and see what I can catch. It was too windy to be really successful, but I caught a few amidst the rain and gloom. I love it when I actually get the rain:
amidst the wind, there were moments of stillness where I caught raindrops on jasmine leaves:
on hanging remains of spider plant fronds:
on leaves of dead spider plant fronds and the ends of jasmine twigs:
on the loops limbs of jasmine branches:
on the thin fronds of tiger trees:
on the petals of a nasturtium and amongst clumps of unbowed freesia:
& then the sun came out:
This is the 2nd post of photos from my excursion to Araluen Botanic Gardens, and as I mentioned in my first post, it was raining. Frequently, heavily every now and then, but there were clear spaces. Time enough for photos of raindrops on things.
On tulips and stems:
on their petals:
on buds (one is a close-up of the other):
on tulip leaves:
on other flowers:
on magnolia twigs:
on a conifer type:
on a variety of twigs:
and finally, the slender blades of a grass tree: