Delicate Droplets

Sunday started out rather wet. Later on when the rain stopped and the sun came out, the droplets were calling to me! As it was a still day the droplet just hung there even on the most delicate of plants.

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A Quiet Walk

Stepping out of the door for a walk yesterday, drops of rain touched my face and I nearly turned back. With a sigh I tucked my camera under my coat and urged myself to just walk and breathe the fresh air, never mind the photos I wanted to take.

I was glad to have persisted as the rain soon stopped and there were splashes of sunshine among the puddles.

Bluebells glistened, with droplets reflecting greens and blues among the soft petals. The woods were quiet and soothing. My lungs filled with the essence of life, and the walk would have been worthwhile even if the camera had been left at home.

However it was there in my hand and the moments were captured with care, droplets surveyed and approached from angles. Joy felt as newly grown spring flowers were noted.

And a snail, untrodden, carried on his purposeful glide across the watery grass on to who knows where.

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Raindrops on Roses

When thinking about the word ‘ephemeral’ I realised that most things in nature are ephemeral, lasting but a moment in the grand scheme of things. Flowers, insects, leaves … allowing us a glimpse of their beauty for a while in their often short lives. And droplets, one of my favourite things, they are gone when the sun’s rays evaporate them. So what better than an ephemeral flower, and the even more ephemeral raindrops?

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ephemeral.”

Willow Sparkle

There’s not a lot to see at the moment. The weather is really not helping – wind and rain this weekend and the last. I ventured out briefly yesterday and all I could find were sparkly willow buds all covered in tiny raindrops. They were very pretty though, so made up for the lack of much else!

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