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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Mist and fog patches, and occasional drizzle

The weather continues very autumnally (is that a word!?). The trees are changing colour swiftly and it is very mixed weather with lots of dampness and not a lot of sun lately. I was pottering around the garden the other day and spotted this pair of leaves – I love how the little one looks like a heart 🙂

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And this is a quick iPhone photo I took from my bedroom window showing you the reason for all the leaves on the grass. We have a Tulip Tree on the left and a Beech tree on the right. It’s lovely to have this view to greet me in the morning. Further afield across the village I can also see the hillside changing colour and trees all around in other gardens and field edges changing too.

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I have another day off today (it’s half-term) and maybe if the weather forecast is true I may venture out later – “However, through the day there should be some bright spells”…

Gusty winds moving in from the south west

I have a day off today and I decided I had to go outside no matter what! Luckily it was not raining, but there was quite a gusty wind and this made life a little difficult. When you do close-up shots even a small breeze can be a pain as the movement is magnified.

The Herb Roberts seem to last all year and there’s still a few dotted around. I liked this shot, with the stamens in focus and the rest of the flower all soft. IMG_8355

That wasn’t my first attempt at this flower – it kept waggling about in the wind spoiling many shots! This next one is one of the failures … although I kind of like it as you can almost feel the wind.

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I saw these pretty little grass flowers and in a brief pause in the wind managed to capture their delicate green feathery beauty.

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And finally, the tough old Evening Primrose … still going strong! I am amazed at this plant! You may be able to see that the petals on the left were blowing in the wind but I managed to get a focus on the stamens & stigma in the middle of the flower.

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Perhaps there will be a more sunny weather update soon! Since the clocks went back, I am strangely looking forward to cold crisp winter days, and snow and icicles! Brrr.

Outbreaks of patchy rain or drizzle

The weather at the moment has not been so nice – not all that good for photography. I have very little time and then when I do, the weather is as above. So I nipped out when the rain and drizzle had stopped for a minute and got a few shots. It’s now raining again :-/ Ah well, at least I got out for a few minutes 🙂

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Autumn leaf caught in a raindrop on the hedge
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Many raindrops collected on this Tulip Tree leaf
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Beech leaves fallen in the bird bath, with droplets magnifying their veins

Cat in a Rain Drop

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Today I accidentally caught my cat in a raindrop! Can you see him there, upsidedown among the ragwort flowers?! There’s not much going on out there apart from raindrops and the ocasional spider or fly, so raindrops were my focus. I didn’t quite get the photo I wanted but this amused me. The cat was following me around wanting to get involved with everything – I think he achieved his goal, even if I didn’t! 🙂