Monday, August 24, 2009

Welcomes! And the beauty of water......

First off, a happy WELCOME to some new followers; hope you hang with me while I work on a large sewing project. That's when photos fill the gaps! ;-)
We have had drought here, and when rain finally arrives, there is something exceptionally beautiful about the droplets on the plants. Suddenly everything is green and alive again and it is too good not to record with the camera.
My tiger lily, above, with delicate reflections in the little water globes......

......puddles on the broad leaves of a plume poppy, sitting all proper and upright! These plants go back to the original settlers and are amazing structurally. They not a favorite of some gardeners. They are in the same family as blood root, a tiny cousin.

The remaining bell shaped blossoms of one of my hosta varieties, a bit droopy but still delightfully delicate and elegant with their rain bonnets on.
Hopefully you all will have a good week, some relief from the heat and some rain if you area needs it. I do find shooting the pics in the morning rather interesting, as I end up as wet as the plants........
Have a creative week; look for the beauty out there!



Anonymous said...

Few things are as beautiful as natures droplets on gardens!!
Cooler here after record high humidity. Very refreshing this morning!!
Have a wonderful week!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh I agree! It's just hard to be there with the camera at the *right time* to capture it! (some of my lesser pix, and can't find the other ones...)
Cool here too this morning with a layer of fog suspended below the trees and above the ground---beautiful!

Have a good one!


Leslie said...

Lovely, thanks.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

More than welcome dear....wish I had your *Nasty-ur-shums*!!! ;)

Steve said...

Wonderful photos. Elizabeth has signed up for photography in the Art Dept @Warsaw HS--I used to do it all the time and just stopped for a long time--you have inspired me to dig out the old Mamiya/Sekor and try again! Thanks for adding more beauty to my world.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

If you ever decide to develop and print B&W, I have a projector that was Dads and mine. Perfectly good---one of equal value would run $600 (looked it up one day *just because*) plus I have trays, timer, etc.
I would gladly give it to you and Elizabeth if you needed a Father/Daughter project. Have been saving it for someone who might use it well....


yoborobo said...

Hi Anne - thank you so much for all the info you gave me yesterday. You are incredibly generous with your knowledge. Thank you!!! I've written it all down in a little notebook I fondly refer to as 'The Brain'. Lovely photos - I love the one with the droplets. I could stare at it for hours, but then I would get NOTHING DONE. LOL! Thanks again, Anne! Have a great day - xoxo Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well if it makes you feel any better, I absolutely HAVE gotten noting done other than some shopping for fringe and some ironing of silk fabric for banners. I am useless.
Yes, I need a *brain* book too....maybe I'll remember I put it on the blog! LOL!!!!! (but don't count on it....)



audrey said...

Beautiful close-up photography, Anne. Nice that you appreciate the importance and beauty of rain.
I look forward to reading your Blog everyday.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Audrey---I guess I have enough *farmer* in me to know how much we need rain/water.
Glad you enjoy the ramblings!

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