Monday, May 27, 2013

Rainy Memorial Day

Arrgggghhhh!!!  Memorial Day in Portland dawned windy and rainy.  I'd planned to go hiking, but one look out the window put a kibosh on that.  I sat at my kitchen table, drinking tea, and sulking over foiled outdoor plans.

Then I remembered this week's challenge from the 52 Photos Project.  The current theme was "waterdrops."  Boy, if today wasn't the perfect day for finding raindrops!

Grabbing raincoat and camera, I headed out to the front yard.  My husband's rose bushes were just past full bloom, but their waterlogged leaves made lovely subjects. 

The lilies in our backyard pond were also sporting droplets.  Glad I captured this one today - the flowers are looking as though the bloom is about over.

But my favorite photo of all was this view of a backlit rose leaf.  I didn't realize until I processed this image, but you can see faint outlines of small insects on the leaf's topside.

Even though I drenched both my camera and myself, it was fun to be outside capturing photographs.  At least the day wasn't a total waste!

To see more water droplet magic, check out Gallery 5 of the 52 Photos Project.

Also linking to:  Sweet Shot Tuesday.


  1. Bummer on the hike but looks like a productive day. Love that last shot

  2. Lovely series of shots, the last one is my fave, insects and all.

  3. Linda~
    Thanks for making this dreary day a little brighter! LOVE raindrops-as you know-on just about everything (but me). Your last photo is exceptional-really, really like it:)
    Blessings on this somewhat drier eve,

  4. Love the way your mind works and such fantastic results.

  5. Beautiful shots - I like the last one the best!

  6. Lovely shots of the water droplets!

  7. Great droplet shots! I have to say the last one is my favorite :)

  8. They say 'every cloud has a silver lining'. These are beautiful. I had a similar experience earlier this year. It was amazing how many things I discovered just waiting to be snapped.

  9. ¸.•°❤❤⊱彡
    Passei para uma visitinha.
    Gosto de fotos após a chuva, todas essas gotinhas de água, refletindo!
    Amei suas fotos.
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.

  10. Sorry to hear that your outdoor plans were ruined. At least you walked away with some awesome water droplet shots! :)

    Stopping by from Kent Weakley's... :)

  11. Lovely shots ... the rain drops really accentuate the objects .

  12. We often complain about the rain, but sometimes just seeing the way the rain changes the plants gives us the perfect photo opportunity! Fantastic shots and I agree the rose leaf is brilliant. Take care. Chel

  13. Grest water drop photos The last one especially you can really see the texture of the leaf

  14. Like your rainy day pictures- it's raining here again.


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