Sunday, September 25, 2005

It rained last night...

...and I found these two lovely images literally under our kitchen window.

Your turn: What is is about rain that makes an ordinary picture so extraordinary? Post-rain photography draws me in like nobody's business. Oh, and while I'm at it, what are the first three words that come to mind as you see these two images from our little garden?

BTW, as always, click either image for a higher-resolution version. Enjoy!


Lish said...

Hi, Michele sent me tonight. The first three words I thought of were cleanse, calm, and peace. I love the rain.

RC said...

I think what makes rain pictures look so great is because everything was wet, I think.

I guess I can't tell you the first three words anymore since I just told you 35 already, I'm stupid!

Beautiful pictures, Carmi! I hope you had a nice weekend!

Anonymous said...


I especially like the first photo - the vivid color is just really amazing.

As to rain and pictures, I think it has to do with water as a life source, and also a source of inspiration.

And thanks for stopping by in the middle of my template reconstruction last night.

Kim said...

Those are just goreous. I wish our rain here would bring such beauty to my eyes. LOL! However, all I see out my kitchen window is MUD!

Heather said...

I want some rain, too! Great photos!

Geekwif said...

3 words? Awesome Beauty (of) Creation

Raindrop photography reminds me of the idea that you can see a person's soul when you look into their eyes. It seems to me that some deeper beauty of nature is revealed through those tiny droplets of water.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Ouch! All thoughts of raindrops and relevant words have gone from my mind. Pity 'anonymous' didn't have the nerve to put his or her name to their comment. At least you have the courage to say what you think and believe under your own name. The downside is that you leave yourself open to comments like the one above. I hope it doesn't get you down. Maybe it's time to turn off anonymous commenting? Look after yourself, Carmi, and remember that many of us here in blogland enjoy sharing thoughts and pictures and words with you.

kenju said...

Life, color, new, fresh.....are a few of the things that come to mind, Carmi.

Rain washes things and makes them and fresh and the droplets of water are always interesting to see. They reflect the world around them.

I love your pictures!

donna y said...

Just returning the favor by checking out your site. Beautiful pictures. Everything just looks so fresh and inviting after a rain. And the scent of the earth is like nothing else. The clouds also filter the light making the color just scream in your pictures!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

It's something about the water droplets that make the photos so beautiful.

Lovely images :)

Chatty said...

I saw that negative comment earlier. Glad you deleted it.


Those were the words that came to my mind.

Your Mother said...


I don't know what it is about the rain. It adds a new dimension I think. Like, the bad, dull, dirty world is washed away and the inner beauty can shine through. Beautiful.

Melonie said...

Gorgeous photos. You have quite the eye for beauty.

Twisted Cinderella said...

simply breathtaking. absolutely wonderful. Something about the drops of water on the leaves and petals seems to seem so delicate or something.

Tabor said...

Closed my eyes after looking at your photo.

Three words:

Crazy Single Mom said...

Alive, peaceful, beautiful.
The rain seems to wash away the sins of the world so everything looks new and good again.

hobbes said...

On our very small island it rarely rains, and yet the only fresh water we have for drinking, washing etc is what little we catch from the skies. The words that spring to mind:


Thaleia said...

These are beautiful! Rain always gives me a magical feeling... Postrain pictures are very nice because you can see those tiny drops of rain on things and they are still intact.. but oh so fragile!

Cora L said...

Hello, my friend.

Liquid sculptures are fascinating. Like snowflakes, each one is unique.