Respite

I realised something this morning … it was not raining! It was actually quite dry and bright! So I grabbed my chance to nip out for a quick walk around the village. I’ve not had a chance to get out for ages what with the weather and not being well a week or two back. So it was great to get out 🙂 The weather seems to have turned back to damp and dreary again now so I’m glad I went. Not a lot to see, but enough to get a few nice photos.

IMG_0849-Edit

IMG_0855-Edit

IMG_0862-Edit

IMG_0864-Edit

IMG_0873-Edit

Inspired by a break in the weather, and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Now 🙂

Advertisements

A Trio of Droplet Trios

Today the weather is crisp, cold and bright, after a lot of wetness overnight, so I had a little potter in the garden looking at the droplets shining in the sun. With the weekly photo challenge in the back of my mind, I was looking out for threes …

IMG_0396-Edit

IMG_0395-Edit

IMG_0390-Edit

In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

Stalking Raindrops

When stalking raindrops it is important to be careful or you risk destroying the very thing you seek…

Today I was being extra careful as I was trying to avoid doing anything to vigorous that would disturb my delicate head after a migraine yesterday, as well as avoiding destroying raindrops. When the sun came out for a while after rain all morning I thought a gentle potter around the garden stalking droplets would be just what I needed. I was pleased to find a few nice ones, even one on an insect’s mouth!

IMG_9543-Edit IMG_9551-Edit IMG_9575-Edit IMG_9598-Edit IMG_9605-Edit IMG_9611-Edit

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Careful.”

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.

19624077342_6435987dc9_o 19444512679_6a831cb909_o 19624051482_8f616df593_o

Rainy Days

The weather is changing here and they’re saying on the weather forecasts that it’s going to get more autumnal. There may well be rather more rainy days than we’ve had lately. On one rainy day I took these droplet photos, and as you may have noticed, I liked one of them enough to make it my new blog header! 🙂

Raindrops & Spiders

There’s not a lot to see in the garden this evening. It’s been raining much of the day and I took a brief potter about, but there wasn’t much sun left and it was mostly raindrops and spiders … so that is what you get! Looking forward to a week off work next week. Fingers crossed for some dry weather for some walks.

Lush Droplets

The weather has been a little better today. The sun shone on the very wet garden and I couldn’t resist … droplets! I love how these photos came out – lovely reflections and such a lush green off all the grass around it. Well worth getting the bottom of my jeans wet for!

IMG_1635

IMG_1638

Moss Island

edit-7836There’s not a lot out there for the macro photographer at the moment. I guess this is the time of year to switch to landscapes, but still I look for the small things. I just can’t help myself. Today I had a little potter about outside while it was dry and fairly bright. Quite squelchy underfoot, and the bird bath had been topped up by the rain so that this little mound of moss appeared to be a tiny desert island in a tiny sea! Not the crispest shot ever, but I still like it for its reflection and island-like feeling.

 

Rose Bud

edit-7638This was another thing I found in my parents’ garden yesterday during a little wander. I’m not sure if there really ought to be rose buds at this time of year and I fear frost may get it, but it was a welcome sight when there’s not much colour left.

Marshy Cow

edit-7226One of the fields in our village has turned into a bit of a marsh with all the rain lately. The cows don’t seem to mind though. This is quite a pretty cow I think, looking nice against the shine of the water.

 

Tiny Toadflax

edit-6890

 

I took my camera to work today and had a walk during my lunch break to see what I could see. This is a tiny flower I spotted growing on a wall. After a lot of searching I’ve discovered it is an Ivy-Leaved Toadflax. I liked the droplets on it as well as the colour.

Stormy Tears

edit-6773

The weather is atrocious as I’m sure you know if you are in the UK. It’s not really ideal for macro photos as even when the rain stops it’s too windy! I sneaked out for five minutes today to try and get some shots of droplets on leaves. There was too much wind and not really enough light and my shots didn’t come out how I wanted them to, so I decided to do some tweaking and this is what I’ve ended up with. Not quite like reality, but I like the way it looks like glistening teardrops.