Friday, October 16, 2009

Bush Penstemon with Raindrops

While I was taking photos on my photography class weekend, the rain started to fall but only a for a short time. I sat in my truck and waited for it to stop. It took only about 15 minutes.

Then I got out to take a photo of this beautiful bush of pretty pale pink flowers I saw on the side of the road. They are called bush penstemon.

If you enlarge the photo you will see the actual raindrops that have landed ever so gently on the petals and have held their shape. Such a lovely thing to notice in a place that does not get much rain.

As a person who has lived in the desert my whole life, I have not trained myself to notice these rare glimpses of rain drops on plants. Mostly, water evaporates so quickly in the desert, I would never get to see such a natural wonder.

11 comments:

Sharon said...

Beautiful!! This photo looks like a sample for wall paper or maybe a fabric. Very nice.

robert said...

Who said that there wouldn't be stars upon earth - wonderful piece of photography.
A nice start into the weekend for you.

brattcat said...

A lovely post, Julie.

Lois said...

What beautiful and delicate little flowers. The raindrops really enhance the beauty of this picture!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This appears to be a delicate subject delicately photographed.

cieldequimper said...

I had no idea pentstemon came in bushes! Wonderful!

Cezar and Léia said...

Indeed a precious capture!
God bless you!
Cezar

Jarart said...

Very pretty!

glenda said...

This turned out lovely. Glad you waited for the rain to stop. Enlared the raindrops really look neat.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Very good shot. Have a nice weekend!

Danial said...

beautiful!!!i feeling want to smell this flowers.

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