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.