Sunday, June 14, 2015

Water Jewels in the Garden.....




The garden has many different looks...  and this is one of my favorites. It is the look of the garden with sparkling jewel-like water droplets. It is a little thing... yet, it is a completely different look.










 The colors seem fresher... and more intense....


I love how these droplets sit on the leaf and hold their shape...

 Simple water droplets... but the reflections visible in them adds interest... and dimension.

Depending on the light, there can be a sparkly look to the drops.



 A row of drops.... and then other jewels also.



This is from spring... they are crocus...... all of the other pictures are from this week. 


Such a variety of colors and textures... and even the drops look a bit different... as some of them are very rounded and others are flatter.


This is from the hood of our Suburban.  Actually, it was on the driveway... not IN the garden.   Still, it looked interesting.  :)









It is a good thing to find beauty in water droplets.... especially since we have had so much rain... and we are getting more right now.  We have been in a drought for the last few years... and yet, we have gotten so much rain this spring. Surprisingly, the ground dries out pretty fast, which makes me wonder if maybe we are still feeling effects from the drought even with all of the rain.  

I hear people saying they wish the rain would STOP and they are praying it will... and I caution that we should pray that it slows down, but not stop..... we have experience with when the rain "stops" and it is not the good thing people seem to think it will be. If the rain stops, I will look for things to be thankful for then also......  For now, I will enjoy the lush green growth from all of the rain, the seldom-seen sunshine... and those pretty water droplets. :)















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58 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photos! And the water droplets are so refreshing to look at....it made me think of the Scripture in Acts where it mentions the times of refreshing of the Lord. Just like God is faithful to send the rain and whatever else we need, He is faithful to renew His mercies and blessings and longsuffering to us with every new day...a continual refreshing to our thirsty spirits. Praying for you, sweet friend. :)

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    1. So true... and He is very timely with what He blesses us with.... thank you for your prayers... you have mine also. May today be a better day for you.

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  2. Absolutely stunning photos! Thanks for sharing..
    Blessings,
    Sue

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    1. Thank you... they were fun to take. :)

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  3. Beautiful photo's, the rain on the flowers is lovely.

    Diana

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    1. Thank you... it sure was beautiful to see..... and with all of the rain lately, we get to see it a lot. :)

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  4. Lovely photos...I feel refreshed just looking at all that coolness.

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    1. Thank you... what a fun comment.... :)

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  5. Beautiful. I love the way water beads up on the vegetation.

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    1. Thank you... I do too... it seems to brighten the look. :)

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  6. So pretty!
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/island-welcome-labadee-haiti.html

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    1. Thank you... and thank you for the great blog party. :)

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  7. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing water drops on flowers and you have captured their beauty perfectly. It's always a joy to have you share with Roses of Inspiration.

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    1. Thank you... what a delight to have you visit... you are always an encouragement. :)

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  8. What beautiful photography, the colors are spectacular!! I love seeing pictures with droplets of water. Have you ever seen one of those droplets up close, like under a microscope?

    Thank you for sharing on the Oh My Heartsie Girls ww this week!
    Have a great week!
    Karren

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    1. I have seen them up close... very close... but I'm not sure if I have looked at it under a microscope... at least, not since 5th grade Science class and that was pond water. :) That would be interesting to see, though. .

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  9. Rain is a magical thing, isn't it? You've captured it wonderfully. Thank you for dropping by The Maple Hill Hop!

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    1. It sure is... so life sustaining and it adds beauty too. :)

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  10. The water drops are magically gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you... I love capturing those moments. :)

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    1. I love all of the ways God enhances beauty...with something as simple as water! :)

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  12. Wow! Your droplets put my Flower Friday photo to shame. I hope you'll stop by to linky them up.

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    1. Thank you... I will have to look up your Flower Friday... but there are so many beautiful pictures and I am sure yours are in no way, put to shame. :)

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  13. Wow these are so beautiful Joy! Helps improve my attitude about all the rain we've had this week! Blessings!

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    1. We do need to do that, don't we? :) Thank you for visiting...

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  14. These are such beautiful photos. I love how well they capture the fullness and shape of each drop. I love to see water on plants they give me a feeling of refreshment and life. I truly would be honored if you share this post with us at TGI Saturdays this weekend. Have a blessed weekend. Latisha (AskLatisha)

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    1. Thank you... and thank you for the invite. :)

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  15. Gorgeous! thank you for linking up to Garden Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you... and thank you for the great party. :)

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  16. What beautiful photos Joy! There is so much beauty around us, but it's hard to see if we don't slow down to really look and study what God has created for us.

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    1. That is so true... I find it all too easy to be so busy that I miss much. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  17. Such pretty pictures! I took some similar pictures a long time ago of water droplets on my broccoli leaves and hung them in my bedroom. I loved them, and your post reminded me of them. Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

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    1. Your pictures sound wonderful... I haven't done too much w/ the veggie water photos... may be time to work on that. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  18. Loved these images! Great shots. I just wanted to let you know that I picked you to be a featured post on Wordless Wednesday. Come check it out @ https://livingintentionallysimple.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/wordless-wednesday-8/
    Hope you'll come and party with us this week.
    Sarah-Ann @ Living Intentionally Simple

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    1. Thank you.... that is so fun to hear.... and I look forward to returning to your wonderful blog party. :)

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  19. I love blossoms kissed with rain drops! Your images are so pretty. Yes, we need the rain, just not flooding. I love how the garden looks and smells after a rain storm! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. It has been beautiful... but too much can be a problem as many are seeing around the country. There is still beauty to be seen and I am so thankful to have found it. :) Thank you for visiting. :)

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  20. such a beautiful series of photos indeed...Love to see the fresh droplets and brilliant colors of the flowers..

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    1. Thank you... I sure enjoy seeing the colors intensified by the raindrops... so interesting. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  21. Beautiful images. Lately I've seen a lot of rain drops on flowers where I live too.

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    1. We aren't seeing as many raindrops now... and are having to water... rain is forecasted for next week again... It will be nice to see it again. :)

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  22. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing on July's Country Fair Blog Party!

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    1. Thank you...they were so pretty. :)

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  23. A beautiful collection of images shared here Joy - thank you. I too am a big fan of water droplets. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you... they are pretty amazing. They are one of those things that don't last long and it is so easy to miss. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  24. Excellent photography! I do enjoy viewing the true beauty of each flower and they do look even more spectacular with the water droplets!

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    1. Those water droplets can sure add a different look to flowers and I love to capture that look. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  25. Your images are beautiful, love the shimmering drops of water

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  26. You do beautiful macro photography.

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    1. Thank you... how nice to read your comment! :)

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  27. Joy, beautiful captures of water droplets! Beauty abounds if we only take the time to see and enjoy! Thanks for sharing at Gardens Galore!

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    1. So true... we get so busy and it is easy to miss the beauty as we walk right by it! Thank you for visiting... and for your party. :)

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