After the rain

It rained last night. I got woken up at 3 AM from the sound of the rain hitting the roof, and I kept waking up every time the intensity of the pounding changed. Still, I am thankful for the rain because we really need it.

This morning I went out to run an errand. At first I wasn’t happy about walking outside while the ground was still wet and trees were dripping. The tree bark was saturated so it was darker and ominous looking. As I kept walking, I noticed water droplets on roses and that’s when I wished I had brought my camera with me.

After I returned home, I grabbed my camera and went out again. Since there were many dark clouds passing overhead, there would be periods of bright sunlight alternating with cloudiness. I wasn’t sure what I could capture due to limitations of my camera and lens, but here are a few photos that turned out okay.

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There seems to be something about roses, including the leaves, that cause water droplets to cling to them longer than they would on other plants.

There seems to be something about roses, including the leaves, that cause water droplets to cling to them longer than they would on other plants.

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My attempt at capturing the droplets hanging from the tips of leaves. Alas, my camera does not have the capability to focus on something so small and close.

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6 thoughts on “After the rain

  1. Lovely shots. You are right about the roses. A few years ago I was pleased to take a similar shot of a rose with little droplets. Other flowers in the same garden were not as photogenic. I also like the damp smell after a rain storm.

    • You observed the same thing about roses. I guess that explains why most of the photos I’ve seen of flowers with water droplets are roses. Of course, a spray bottle can create the same effect! Thanks for sharing.

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